Ambassador Bridget Brink visits Košice for the second time. We enjoy visiting Eastern Slovakia. In Košice, hundreds of students welcomed the Ambassador at the high school – Gymnázium Park Mládeže. We thank the impressive folk dance by the school group and the introductory words in fluent English by student Alexandra. Ambassador Bridget Brink talked about not only American Christmas traditions, but also about the role of the Embassy and its mission. Students asked the Ambassador whether her work was difficult. “Every meaningful job is hard, but worth it. But if you don’t give up and hold on, you will see that you can achieve amazing things in life,” the Ambassador replied. Thank you to the management for the invitation.
We also thank the Mayor Jaroslav Poláček and the Governor Rastislav Trnka for their warm welcome. We spoke about the development of mutual relations in Eastern Slovakia and the values that unite us. We agreed that promoting transparency and the business environment are key to development.