Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico will take part in US President Barack Obama's visit to Prague on Thursday, April 8, Fico's spokesperson Silvia Glendová told the TASR newswire on April 6.
Obama, who is due to arrive in Prague on Thursday morning, will meet top representatives from 11 central and eastern European countries that are allied with the USA through their membership of NATO. They will meet at a dinner to be held shortly after Obama and Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev sign a new treaty to cut nuclear arms.
Apart from Slovakia, the countries concerned are Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia. Obama is set to meet the leaders in order "to recognise their contribution and discuss topics that are specific to central and eastern Europe, and discuss how the region can continue to contribute not just to European but also to global security," said the White House.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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7. Apr 2010 at 10:00