President awarded a distinction to german ex-president Gauck

The President of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Andrej Kiska, awarded a state award of the Order of the White Double Cross of the First Class to the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, on Monday at the Presidential Palace, for his extraordinary merit in the comprehensive development of relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Slovak Republic.

Joachim Gauck visited Slovakia on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Candle Demonstration. The Presidents spoke at the festive conference on “How We Treat Our Freedom” and placed wreaths by the Candle Demonstration Memorial.