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Prince Albert and President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska, at the Economic Forum organised by MEB & CCI Slovak. Photo: Twitter MEB[/caption]
Prince Albert has paid a two-day official visit to Slovakia this week, coinciding with a visit by members of the Monaco Economic Board seeking new business partners. The Sovereign was hosted by Slovak President Andrej Kiska, who said that he considers that "Monaco is a source of inspiration".
Slovakia has enjoyed solid economic growth in recent years, and thanks to foreign direct investment is now the leading country in per capita automobile production in the world. Jaguar Land Rover is the latest company to announce it will open a production facility in the central European nation, which has a skilled labour force.
The economic mission orchestrated by the Monaco Economic Board then moved on to Moldova with eighteen Monegasque business leaders participating. Before leaving Slovakia, an agreement on bilateral cooperation was signed between the MEB, represented by its president Michel Dotta, and his counterpart in the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Peter Mihok.