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President Ilves to depart for an official visit to Slovakia and give a presentation at the Global Security Forum Globsec


The President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and Evelin Ilves left this afternoon for an official visit to Bratislava at the invitation of the Head of State of the Slovak Republic, Ivan Gašparovič.

During the visit, the Estonian Head of State will meet with the President of Slovakia, Chairman of the Parliament Pavol Paška, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miroslav Lajčák and the Prime Minister, Robert Fico.

On Thursday and Friday, President Ilves will give a presentation at the influential security forum, Globsec, in Bratislava, and introduce, at a gala dinner, a ceremony to recognise the former Prime Minister of Poland, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki. The President will also give a presentation at a panel discussion at the conference, speaking about the future of Europe with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, Vice President of the European Commission and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Franco Frattini. The Head of State will later introduce a cyber security seminar at the evening session.

The three-day Globsec will bring together the most important shapers of public opinion in European foreign and security policy, politicians and think-tank representatives and is the most representative security forum in Europe.

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