Zeman, Kiska agree on extension of motorway connection

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09.07.2014 14:00

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman and his Slovak counterpart Andrej Kiska agreed on the need to extend the motorway connection between the Czech Republic and Slovakia at their meeting today.

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Prezident Miloš Zeman přijal 9. července na Pražském hradě slovenského prezidenta Andreje Kisku (vlevo), který je v ČR na státní návštěvě. ČTK Vondrouš Roman

They also discussed military cooperation and possible cooperation on foreign markets.

Kiska is on his first official visit to the Czech Republic.

Special relations link the two countries, Kiska and Zeman agreed.

Zeman said there was still untapped potential in the two countries' cooperation.

There is only one motorway (from Prague to Bratislava) between the two countries.

A closer cooperation can be established on third markets, the two presidents agreed.

Kiska said he was for cooperation in the spheres of defence and security, such as in the air force.

"I can imagine cost sharing in many spheres, including the armament industry," Zeman said.

Kiska arrived in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, but the official welcoming ceremony was only held at Prague Castle, seat of Czech heads of state, today.

Kiska is scheduled to meet Czech Senate chairman Milan Stech and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (both Social Democrats, CSSD) later today.

Kiska will also visit a monument to Milan Rastislav Stefanik (1880-1919), a Slovak-born founding father of Czechoslovakia.

Kiska, former businessman and philanthropist, won the March direct election and was inaugurated as president in June.

He followed Ivan Gasparovic who executed two presidential terms in the past ten years.

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