Agriculture Minister to hit the road again, travelling to Košice

Slovak Agriculture Minister Stanislav Becík will start another tour on a horse-drawn carriage he told journalists on August 4 at a press conference. After he visited farmers and other citizens in western Slovakia last week, he intends to travel to the south of Slovakia next week, including Veľký Krtíš and Rimavská Sobota and then on to Košice, the SITA newswire wrote.

Slovak Agriculture Minister Stanislav Becík will start another tour on a horse-drawn carriage he told journalists on August 4 at a press conference. After he visited farmers and other citizens in western Slovakia last week, he intends to travel to the south of Slovakia next week, including Veľký Krtíš and Rimavská Sobota and then on to Košice, the SITA newswire wrote.

Becík said he intended to learn more about the position of the country population and the work of farmers. He did not say whether he succeeded and he rejected any political motive to his travels.

“Even if many try to foist this on me, and though I do have political responsibility, this is not true,” he said. He managed to cover a total of 261 kilometres with two of his own horses pulling an old carriage covered with a green sheet inscribed with “For farmers’ pride” and “We protect nature and woods”.

The minister covered the costs of his journey himself and he carried hay, a crate with apples, packaged water, sleeping bags, jackets, overshoes, and a bike in the carriage. He said he had visited towns, villages, mayors, businessmen, and also priests. His aim was to support the pride of all farmers, the SITA newswire wrote. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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