Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, who is on an official visit to the United States, met with representatives of the US Chamber of Commerce on October 19, the SITA newswire reported, discussing innovation, modern technologies and investment opportunities in Slovakia.
Dzurinda presented the competitive advantages of Slovakia in terms of foreign investments with higher added value. He elaborated that a priority of the economic diplomacy developed by his centre-right government is a knowledge-based economy which will bring more stability and jobs, the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s press department informed SITA.
The Slovak minister met with representatives of leading US companies as well as with the Director of the Programme on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the National Academy of Sciences, Charles Wessner. They discussed economic development based on quality education and practical application of scientific knowledge.
During his US trip Dzurinda will also meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The two are scheduled to discuss Slovak-American relations, current foreign policy and security issues, including developments in Afghanistan, and cooperation between the EU and the US in the Western Balkans. Dzurinda also is to have talks with representatives of the Pentagon and the US National Security Council.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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19. Oct 2010 at 14:00