Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bratislava Mayor in Cleveland

Cleveland Ohio and Bratislava Slovakia are sister cities.  Bratislava Mayor Milan Ftacnik visited Cleveland last week and besides seeing the statue of General Milan R. Stefanik, he toured the Slovak Cultural Garden and spoke at a CCWA event.

 He was accompanied by the U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick.

 Cleveland Slovak George Terbrack showed the Slovak Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio to Bratislava Mayor Milan Ftacnik.  The Garden has busts of Slovak poet Ján Kollár and Stefan Furdek.  Mayor Milan Ftacnik helped plant a larch tree in the Garden.

US Ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick and Bratislava Mayor Milan Ftacnik spoke about some of the highlights of the relationship between the US and Slovakia at a Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) meeting. 

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