Kiska: Monaco Example for Slovakia to Utilise Potential

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Slovak President Andrej Kiska (left) meeting Albert II, Prince of Monaco, in Bratislava. (Photo by TASR)

Bratislava, May 2 (TASR) – Monaco can serve for Slovakia as an example of a small country’s ability to utilise its potential regardless of the size of its population and territory, Slovak President Andrej Kiska said after meeting Albert II, Prince of Monaco in Bratislava on Tuesday.

“Instead, what matters is the ability to take opportunities of development and see a responsible attitude towards these opportunities by the country’s officials,” said Kiska, adding that Slovakia could learn a lot from Monaco in the promotion of tourism, for example.

“It’s a big challenge for us; we should learn how to promote and show an unknown Slovakia to the rest of Europe,” said Kiska, noting that another sphere of cooperation and exchange of experience could be innovations.

“With His Highness we share the same passion for innovations. The Prince of Monaco is also a big champion of environmental protection, so I was pleased to present to him an eco-capsule – a really energy-independent and easily transferable flat unit,” said Kiska.

Prince Albert II, whose country invests a lot of effort into the development of eco-friendly transport, praised the Slovak flying car, the AeroMobile, which was recently showcased in Monaco.

“This Slovak invention has reminded us even more of the importance of having clean ground and aviation transport in the future,” said Albert II.

The two statesmen also debated current problems of the Old Continent, including the migration crisis, security and terrorism.

“We fully realise the extent of efforts required to cope with the challenges brought about by the current globalised world, changed by the migration flows and certain tensions in Europe,” said Albert II.