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Liechtenstein-Slovak ties established

SLOVAKIA will establish diplomatic ties with the Principality of Liechtenstein – the last European country with which Slovakia did not have diplomatic relations. The cabinet endorsed the document prepared by Slovakia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry at its December 9 session, the SITA newswire reported.

SLOVAKIA will establish diplomatic ties with the Principality of Liechtenstein – the last European country with which Slovakia did not have diplomatic relations. The cabinet endorsed the document prepared by Slovakia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry at its December 9 session, the SITA newswire reported.

The memorandum establishing diplomatic contacts between the countries will be signed by their foreign affairs ministers during a forthcoming visit by Liechtenstein’s minister to Bratislava. The establishment of official diplomatic relations has been complicated for a long time because in the post-WWII period some estates belonging to the Liechtenstein royal family in Czechoslovakia were confiscated based on the Beneš decrees.

The Principality of Liechtenstein has now changed its position and abandoned its long-standing precondition to diplomatically recognise Slovakia only if the claims of those property rights against Czechoslovakia were settled.


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