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US Senate adopted a resolution commemorating important anniversaries in the modern history of Slovakia and the Czech Republic

US Senate adopted a resolution commemorating important anniversaries in the modern history of Slovakia and the Czech Republic

9.1.2020

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic welcomes the adoption on January 8, 2020, by the U.S. Senate of a resolution (S.Res. 343) commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia, as well as anniversaries of the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and independent Slovak Republic in 1993. The important anniversaries in the modern history of the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic. The resolution was introduced by the Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire), together with the chair of the Europe Subcommittee Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin).

 

In the resolution, the Senate commends the peoples of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic for their achievements over the past 30 years, and recognizes the contributions of the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic as members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It also reaffirms the strong historical and cultural between the peoples of the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, and the United States.

 

The resolution is an acknowledgement of excellent bilateral relations between the Slovak Republic and the United States that have recently experienced substantial progress in various spheres. We also view the adoption of the resolution as an important and positive impetus by the U.S. Senate to exert maximum efforts aimed at maintaining a strong transatlantic bond, which despite the current complicated development in the world politics has no alternative.