Premier Dr. Reiner Haseloff & Ambassador Marián Jakubócy – Picture by Staatskanzlei Sachsen-Anhalt, Ines Berger.
Thursday, 1 October 2020, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany: Saxony Anhalt’s head of government, Dr. Reiner Haseloff welcomed the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Ms. Marián Jakubócy, for his inaugural visit to the State Chancellery.
Both interlocutors exchanged views on current issues and expressed the expectation that the bilateral relations between the two countries could be intensified.
In 2019, companies from Saxony-Anhalt exported goods worth almost 201 million euros to Slovakia, the highest figure to date. A new record was also set last year for imports, with around 153 million euros.
Both universities in Saxony-Anhalt, all four universities of applied sciences and the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle maintain close relations with higher education institutions in the Slovak Republic.
There are currently two school partnerships: the Ludwigsgymnasium Köthen with the Piaristen-Gymnasium “Jozef Kalazanský” in Nitra and the Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Sangerhausen with the Ján-Hollý-Gymnasium in Trnava.
Six town twinnings have been established since 1989, namely:
Allestedt – Vrobvè Aschersleben – Trenčíanske Teplice Halberstadt – Banská Bystrica Mücheln OT Langeneichstädt – Rudno nad Hronom Sangerhausen – Trnava White rock – Komarno. Ambassador Jakubócy was also received by the President of the State Diet (Landtag), Gabriele Brakebusch, during his stay in Saxony-Anhalt.
For further information:
Government of Saxony-Anhalt: https://europa.sachsen-anhalt.de/internationales/aktuelles-international-2020/antrittsbesuch-des-botschafters-der-slowakei/
Slovak Embassy to Germany: https://www.mzv.sk/web/berlin