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Gašparovič and Radičová meet members of US Congress

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič met a delegation of members from the US Congress on July 2, headed by a congressman of Slovak ancestry, John Mica, the TASR newswire reported, writing that Mica thanked Gašparovič for Slovakia's cooperation and partnership in the areas of business, investments and military operations. Mica's parents, who originally came from the village of Sobotište in Trnava region, moved to the US in 1907. The congressman has visited Slovakia several times. He met Gašparovič six years ago, shortly after the summit between US President George W. Bush and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Bratislava. Mica brought along a group of members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats. None of them had visited Slovakia before and the group had travelled from Brussels.

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič met a delegation of members from the US Congress on July 2, headed by a congressman of Slovak ancestry, John Mica, the TASR newswire reported, writing that Mica thanked Gašparovič for Slovakia's cooperation and partnership in the areas of business, investments and military operations.

Mica's parents, who originally came from the village of Sobotište in Trnava region, moved to the US in 1907. The congressman has visited Slovakia several times. He met Gašparovič six years ago, shortly after the summit between US President George W. Bush and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Bratislava. Mica brought along a group of members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats. None of them had visited Slovakia before and the group had travelled from Brussels.

Gašparovič was pleased with the visit, praising the fact that Mica wanted to introduce the country of his ancestors to his colleagues. "I think that members of parliaments should meet more frequently and create an atmosphere of cooperation on real projects," he said.

The delegation also met Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, mainly discussing issues pertaining to transport, European security measures in civil aviation and public transport, and opportunities for economic cooperation.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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