On Thursday 7 June 2012 State Secretary of the Slovak Republic Peter Burian received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Slovak Republic Ihab Nasr. They discussed the bilateral relations, enhancement of the treaty basis, and regional issues including the current developments in the Middle East agenda and the situation in Syria. They expressed their interest in continuing in good and constructive cooperation of both countries.
The partners also expressed the interest in the further tourism development between the two countries. Regarding the current state of affairs in Egypt, State Secretary Burian asked Ambassador Ihab Nasr to ensure adequate security conditions for foreign tourists, including those from Slovakia. The Egyptian Ambassador reassured his partner that the country will take all measures to protect tourists coming from Slovakia during the summer tourist season. In his words, Egypt will remain a safe destination, which is proven by the fact that since the beginning of the ongoing social processes in the country, there have been no incidents or attacks aimed against foreign tourists.