President Klaus in Slovakia

President Vaclav Klaus is on a two-day visit to neighbouring Slovakia, his last foreign visit before his term in office expires in March. The president is meeting with the country’s top officials and leading members of the Slovak business community. He will also attend a number of social events, including the opening of an exhibition on 20 years of Czech and Slovak independence. Mr. Klaus is accompanied by his wife Livia, who herself is Slovak. Ever since the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993 the two countries’ presidents have made it a tradition to pay their first and last foreign visits in office to the former sister-state as a mark of above-standard relations.