EU’s High Representative Ashton visits Slovak exhibition at World EXPO in Shanghai

The Slovak exhibition at the World EXPO in the Chinese city of Shanghai was visited by Lady Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policies, on August 31, the press department of Slovakia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry told the TASR newswire. Lady Ashton said she was interested mainly in the symbolism used by the creators of the Slovak exhibition. She also took an interest in Ladislav Hudec, the architect of the first skyscraper built in Shanghai.

The Slovak exhibition at the World EXPO in the Chinese city of Shanghai was visited by Lady Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policies, on August 31, the press department of Slovakia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry told the TASR newswire.

Lady Ashton said she was interested mainly in the symbolism used by the creators of the Slovak exhibition. She also took an interest in Ladislav Hudec, the architect of the first skyscraper built in Shanghai.

She said she views this project as an interesting link between Shanghai and Slovakia. The Foreign Affairs Ministry also noted that Lady Ashton was captivated by the diversity of Slovakia's countryside and the richness of its mineral waters and springs that she saw in the exhibit.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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