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Gašparovič receives credentials from four ambassadors

President Ivan Gašparovič received credentials from four ambassadors on Tuesday, June 14: incoming Philippine Ambassador to Slovakia Lourdes Ortiz Yparraguirre, Kenyan Ambassador Ukur Kanacho Yatani, New Zealand Ambassador Philip Wallace Griffiths and Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Xan Luu.

President Ivan Gašparovič received credentials from four ambassadors on Tuesday, June 14: incoming Philippine Ambassador to Slovakia Lourdes Ortiz Yparraguirre, Kenyan Ambassador Ukur Kanacho Yatani, New Zealand Ambassador Philip Wallace Griffiths and Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Xan Luu.

In his discussion with Ambassador Griffiths, the President expressed his delight with the treaty on work vacation programme, signed between Slovakia and New Zealand on the same day. The treaty will allow young people from both countries to work and study in the other country for 12 months. The Philippine Ambassador agreed with Gašparovič that the Philippines and Slovakia could improve their mutual co-operation in the area of culture and sport. The Vietnamese Ambassador sent greetings from Vietnamese President Minh Tiret and conveyed delight at seeing the mutual relations strengthened. "The opening of a new Slovak embassy in Hanoi and Vietnamese embassy in Bratislava signifies a new era in our relations," he said ,as quoted by the TASR newswire. Kenyan Ambassador Yatani discussed the possibilities of Slovak business activities in the Kenyan market, which represents the centre of business in Africa. He thanked Slovakia for its development aid as well as for the education of doctors and healthcare workers.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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