Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

During US visit, Kiska spoke with Kissinger, Poroshenko

Slovak President Andrej Kiska met several great world personalities and active politicians during his US visit (September 19-21).

Slovak president Andrej Kiska tlaks at the UN General Assembly. (Source: TASR)

One of them was former state secretary and advisor to four American presidents, Henry Kissinger. He still belongs among the most respected figures of global diplomacy, despite being 93 years old.

They talked about migration, the USA, Russia and Europe, Kiska revealed for the TASR newswire, adding that Kissinger is a passionate debater and has enormous general knowledge. “Before he tells you his view, he wants to hear yours – president or not,” Kiska noted after the informal meeting with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kissinger. “WE talked about global politics, migration crisis, the US role in the world, about Russia and Europe, but also about the presidential election in the USA and selection of the new UN secretary general,” he added.

Read also: Read also:Refugees to get education in Slovakia

The Slovak president met Kissinger on September 21, and aside from him, he also had a bilateral discussion with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. With the latter, they discussed the state of the Minsk Agreements and the current situation in Ukraine; as well as about liberalisation of the visa regime by the EU towards Ukraine.

Apart from many bilateral meetings and talks, Andrej Kiska also participated – together with Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák - in the 71st UN General Assembly where he held a speech.

President Kiska also had a working lunch with members of the Slovak-American Business and Innovations Council (SABIC) co-organised by former US ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick, and a gala marking the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Open Government Partnership.

Read also: Read also:Kiska: Every modern country should help in migration crisis

 

Top stories

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

Illustrative stock photo

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.