published: 29.10.2012, 17:15 | updated: 29.10.2012 17:19:07
Trencin - The Czech and Slovak governments want to promote cooperation between their countries in health care, education and the armed forces, this is said in a joint declaration that was signed at the end of their first joint meeting today.
The two countries also want to coordinate their stands in foreign policy, says the declaration that the Czech and Slovak prime ministers, Petr Necas (Civic Democrats, ODS) and Robert Fico (Smer-Social Democracy), respectively, signed.
They also said in the document they support nuclear energy that they consider an important energy source.
"The prime ministers confirmed their interest in promoting Czech-Slovak cooperation in the spheres of strategic interest," the document says.
Members of the Czech and Slovak governments met in Uherske Hradiste, south Moravia, this morning and they moved to Trencin for the afternoon part of their meeting.
The two governments are also pushing for an improvement in emergency care in border areas via tightening cooperation between their health rescue services.
The governments also discussed possibilities of introducing a joint education space based on coordination of the standards of individual levels of the education system.
The Czech Republic and Slovakia formed Czechoslovakia from 1918 until end-1992 when the joint state split into the two republics.
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