FW: Slovak President Schuster Will Visit US Next Week
- We would like to inform you that President Rudolf Schuster of the Slovak
Republic will visit Washington, DC and meet President George W. Bush at the
White House on April 9, 2003.
President Schuster will then hold a short press conference at the White
House and head off to the Capitol Hill where he will meet with
representatives of the U.S. Congress. Rep. John Mica (R, FL) will host a
lunch in honor of President Schuster and his delegation which includes the
Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Robert Nemcsics. In the
afternoon President Schuster's program will continue with meeting with U.S.
Secretary of Trade Don Evans and more meetings with U.S. Senators, including
senators Richard G. Lugar (R, IN) and Chuck Hagel (R, NE).
At 9:30 am on April 9, 2003, President Schuster will lay a wreath at the
Tomb of the Unknowns at the Arlington National Cemetery and afterwards he
will visit the Arlington Museum and present an official present. The
wreath-laying ceremony is open to the public. The gate time for media
planning to cover this event is 8:45-09:00 am at the main gate of the
Arlington Cemetery, for more information, please contact the Military
District of Washington, Tel.: (202) 685 4645.
At 6:00 pm on April 9, 2003, Slovak Embassy will hold a reception honoring
the President, during which the exhibit "Slovak Wedding Kroj 1890-1990, Folk
Dress Treasures" from the collection of Helene Baine Cincebeaux and Helen
Zemek Baine will be unveiled by President Schuster. This event will be open
to the public, but it is necessary to RSVP in advance at Tel.: (202) 237
1054, ext. 212 or 213 and to bring a picture ID. Due to security reasons,
persons not listed on RSVP lists will not be admitted to the reception.
In the evening, President Rudolf Schuster and his delegation will depart for
Michigan where he will continue in his visit of the United States until
April 13, 2003. This part of the visit will be focused mainly on economic
agenda, in particular on attracting American investment to Slovakia.
In his official talks, President Schuster is expected to discuss a range of
bilateral and regional issues, including the current developments in the
world, U.S. support for Slovakia's integration into NATO and its
contribution to international security and stability.
For more information, please call Press Office of the Slovak Embassy:
Tel.: (202) 237 1054, ext. 222.
Press Office, Embassy of the Slovak Republic, Washington, DC