President speaks with Danish Prime Minister in Copenhagen

President speaks with Danish Prime Minister in Copenhagen

President Čaputová met Mette Frederiksen, the Danish Prime Minister on Tuesday 11 May 2021 during her state visit to Denmark. 

According to the president, this meeting also confirmed the interest of both countries in deepening their partnership and cooperation thanks to common values and shared interests in the field of the environment, the green economic recovery and adherence to the principles of the rule of law.

In the morning, the president visited the State Serum Institute along with the following Slovak scientists and experts who were part of the official delegation:  Peter Sabaka from the Clinic of Infectiology of the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University, Zuzana Baťová, director of the State Institute for Drug Control, Matej Mišík, head of the Healthcare Analyses Institute of the Ministry of Health of the SR, Silvia Pastoreková, director of the Biomedical Research Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and virologist Boris Klempa from the Slovak Academy of Sciences. They discussed the reform of hospitals, fighting the pandemic and testing and vaccination strategies. The Danish partners presented their plan of massive PCR testing, tracing and detecting new mutations in order to prevent the spread of a new wave of the pandemic.

The president, who along with Andrej Doležal, the Minister of Transportation and Construction, also visited the seat of the European Environmental Agency in Copenhagen, commented, "We primarily talked about solutions for achieving carbon neutrality in public buildings and about how to effectively use the resources from the Recovery Plan for green projects. Meeting the Slovaks working for this agency was also very pleasant."

The Bibiana Danmark project, based on the model of the International House of Art for Children in Bratislava, is proof of the fact that Slovakia can also inspire other countries.  During her visit, the president opened the Children’s School of Architecture and Construction, where children learn about community awareness and the importance of public spaces and sustainable architecture in the city.