Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič, attending a bilateral business forum on the second day of his three-day official visit to Slovenia on March 15, called for more cooperation between economic representatives and entrepreneurs of the two countries against the backdrop of the global economic crisis, the TASR newswire wrote.
According to the president, Slovakia is interested in cooperation with Slovenia in areas such as the electrical-engineering and energy industries where work on specific plans is already in progress.
Following up on a forum overseen by prime ministers during Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor's visit to Slovakia in April 2009, this year’s event is taking place under the aegis of both heads of state - Gašparovič and Slovenia’s Danilo Turk.
“Although mutual trade between Slovakia and Slovenia has dropped by 26 percent over the past year – mainly due to the global crisis – I’m convinced that this situation can be improved this year,” Turk said during a meeting of the Slovak and Slovenian delegations held at Brdo Castle in Slovenia on March 15.
Slovak-Slovenian relations are good, but nothing stands in the way of making them even better, particularly in the fields of commerce and trade, said Gašparovič, as reported by TASR. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
16. Mar 2010 at 14:00