KUWAIT: Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the State of Kuwait Igor Hajdusek delivered a speech all through a digital tournament he hosted just lately to have fun Slovakia’s nationwide day. Within the speech, the envoy highlighted his nation’s outstanding ties with Kuwait, noting that the Gulf state was once some of the first international locations on the planet to acknowledge Slovakia’s independence in 1993. He additionally identified the quite a lot of sides of cooperation between the 2 international locations in several fields all through the years. The next are excerpts from the ambassador’s speech:
“It’s my excitement, in addition to a really perfect honor, to welcome you nearly at a reception to commemorate the twenty ninth Anniversary of the Nationwide Day of the Slovak Republic on January 1 on the premises of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the State of Kuwait.
“Lately we’re celebrating an important date within the fashionable Slovak historical past, day of status quo of the Slovak Republic, that is the day which decided our destiny, we commemorate the start of the rebellion that resulted in the rebirth of the Slovak Republic statehood in addition to to the enactment of our first charter on September 1. In November 1989, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia ended in crucial political adjustments, depriving the communists of the facility, and opening the best way to democracy and pluralism. The Velvet Revolution additionally introduced many adjustments within the political lifetime of the folks of Slovakia.
“After the overall elections in Czechoslovakia in June 1992, the verdict was once made to represent two absolutely impartial republics. In July, Slovakia declared itself a sovereign state, which means that its rules took priority over the ones handed within the federal machine. The Charter of the Slovak Republic was once followed on 1st September 1992, the Czechoslovak Federal Parliament voted for splitting- up the rustic formally on December 31. The Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic went their separate tactics after January 1, 1993, the development often referred to as the Velvet Divorce, and thus 75 years of the typical highway of the Slovaks and Czechs in a single state – Czechoslovakia, was once terminated.
“Up to now 29 years the Slovak humans, performing in concerted and decided efforts of the entire Slovak country, reached an incredible transformation, withstanding and changing into sturdy and full of life. Throughout this time Slovakia was a member of global organizations, member of the Ecu Union, the Transatlantic Alliance, a member of the euro space and the Schengen House.
“In earlier years we effectively completed the presidency in OECD, chairmanship within the Group for Safety and Cooperation in Europe, rotating presidency within the Visegrad Team, thus placing our palms in combination so as to construct a safe and filthy rich global. We welcomed the hole of the EU Delegation in Kuwait in 2019 as an impressive alternative for nearer cooperation between the EU Member States and Kuwait.
“Kuwait has all the time been an in depth buddy of and just right spouse for Slovakia, spotting the rustic’s independence from the first actual day of its lifestyles and setting up the Embassy in Slovakia. The advance of bilateral dating has been blessed with prosperity and benefits in all fields of cooperation – political, financial, business, funding, schooling, archeology, tradition, sports activities, tourism, well being care – right here I need to point out the well known Piestany, thermal spa visited via many Kuwaitis for somewhat a very long time.
“In spite of of the hot outbreak of the pandemic of COVID-19 which block all of the global to touch in direct talks or visits however all the time Slovakia is able to paintings with Kuwait to make bigger helpful cooperation in several fields, and extra fortify cooperation in such spaces as – new power systems, e-commerce, inventions, AI sector, people-to-people and cultural change, schooling and coaching systems and others, anticipating to generate extra advantages for the folks of the 2 international locations. We do firmly imagine that with our concerted efforts, the bilateral cooperation will proceed and can make additional growth, as smartly. We do get improve and the help of our Kuwaiti companions and we’re very thankful.
“I want to take the chance to increase my honest because of all of the pals who’ve proven a large number of figuring out for Slovakia in her enterprise to inspire and increase the Slovakia-Kuwait friendship, and I additionally need to prolong the cordial greetings and easiest needs to the Slovaks residing in a foreign country who’ve all the time equipped improve for the advance of their motherland.
“I want well being and wellbeing for President Zuzana Caputova of the Slovak Republic, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait and the peace and prosperity of the 2 international locations and a contented and filthy rich yr 2022 to you.”