Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte concurred on Monday that even after the recent missile explosion in Poland, in which two people died, both countries must continue to strengthen defence cooperation. They met at a joint meeting in The Hague, Netherlands. The Slovak premier pointed out the need to constantly develop bilateral relations with partners. "The Netherlands behaved like a proper ally towards us when it provided us with the protection of our skies with the Patriot battery and military reinforcement immediately after Russia's attack on Ukraine. I thanked Mark Rutte again for that," said Heger in a statement published on a social network. The Dutch prime minister assured Heger that they want to be always present on the eastern border and fight together against Russian aggression. He added that the two countries have many things in common, including responsibility for future generations. According to him, Slovakia has a good friend and ally in the Netherlands.