08. 02. 2019 14:32
President Andrej Kiska has presented the highest state award to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her exceptional merits in the universal development of the relations between Slovakia and Germany. The Order of the Double Barred Cross, First Class, award is at the same time an expression of "thanks and appreciation of the chancellor's personal contribution to bolstering unity in Europe, especially in the key moments of its recent history," stated the president's office. In its statement it pinpointed Angela Merkel's engagement in the protection and promotion of the values of freedom, democracy and solidarity. Andrej Kiska and Angela Merkel commemorated the upcoming 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Velvet Revolution.