Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda left for a short official visit to the United States on Sunday, October 17 where he is due to meet his counterpart, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the TASR newswire wrote.
"The two ministers will discuss Slovak-American relations, current foreign policy and security issues, including developments in Afghanistan and cooperation between the EU and the USA in the Western Balkans region," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ľuboš Schwarzbacher to TASR.
In addition to Clinton, Dzurinda will meet representatives of the Pentagon and the US National Security Council. The Slovak minister will also discuss new technologies with Charles Wessner, Director of the Programme on Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship of the Academy of Sciences in the US.
At the US Chamber of Commerce, Dzurinda will present the process of Slovakia's economic transformation to representatives of American companies and financial institutions. Dzurinda is to return to Slovakia on Tuesday, October 19.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. Oct 2010 at 14:00