Kiska: Investment in Innovations, Start-ups and Education Necessary

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Slovak President Andrej Kiska visiting Mexico. (Photo by TASR)

Mexico City, November 23 (TASR) – It’s necessary to focus on innovations, start-ups and education reform, as if people are really considered the most valuable part of society, it’s also necessary to invest in them, Slovak President Andrej Kiska said at a business forum in Mexico City, describing skilled people as the basis of society.

Meanwhile, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal at the forum pointed to Slovakia’s strategic geographical position. “Slovakia has a strategic location between eastern Europe, Asia and western Europe. Mexico, for its part, is located between North and South America,” he said.

According to Kiska, start-ups represent the right path to increasing living standards in both countries.

“In this start-up incubator, it can be seen how it’s possible for a government to assist up-and-coming entrepreneurs. A person who has an idea, gets some space for six months for free, receives assistance in legal, economic and marketing terms. This helps young people who often lose at the beginning,” said the Slovak president while visiting the Start-up Mexico (SUM) centre, appreciating the fact that it has already assisted almost 100 firms in establishing themselves.