Pavol Paška, the Speaker of Slovak of Parliament on April 12 accused Slovak media of lying when giving the impression that during the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visit no Slovak politicians were willing to raise the Russian (then-Soviet Union)-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 in talks with Medvedev, the TASR newswire reported.
Speaking at the annual government-sponsored foreign policy conference, Paška said that he did privately raise the issue without difficulty and received a reply (without specifying what it was).
Addressing relations with Hungary, Paška said that he has always had fair and straightforward dialogue with his now former counterpart Katalin Szili. “Despite our failure to agree on two items (Forum of MPs of Carpathian Basin and implementation of the Hungarian constitution on the representation of minorities in parliament), I consider our mutual co-operation to have been very good. Hopefully, the new leadership of the Hungarian parliament will continue that dialogue,” he told TASR.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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13. Apr 2010 at 10:00