Slovakia and Germany foresee co-operation in military education

Slovakia and Germany will probably co-operate in the field of military officers’ education, Defence Minister Ľubomír Galko and German Ambassador to Slovakia Axel Hartmann agreed on Tuesday, November 2.

Slovakia and Germany will probably co-operate in the field of military officers’ education, Defence Minister Ľubomír Galko and German Ambassador to Slovakia Axel Hartmann agreed on Tuesday, November 2.

Galko said he appreciated Germany’s offer to become involved in language education and training of military experts. "Thirty soldiers who received education in Hamburg now hold various posts within the NATO structure. We'll be glad to make a similar offer to the Germans," said Galko, as quoted by the TASR newswire. Ambassador Hartmann also praised co-operation between the two countries and pointed to the late 1980s, when many citizens of the communist East Germany escaped to Austria via Czechoslovakia and Hungary. "We're grateful to the Czechs and Slovaks for the way they treated our people. Also because of this, we're delighted to make the aforementioned offer," said Hartmann.

More detailed talks on co-operating in officers’ education will probably take place at a forthcoming meeting between the Slovak and German defence ministers.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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