October 8, 2008

President of Slovak Republic Visits City for Meeting

The president of the Slovak Republic plans to meet Friday with U.S. Steel executives in Pittsburgh and could squeeze in a visit with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic and top U.S. Steel officials will discuss the large investments the international steel maker has made in the city of Kosice, Slovakia, where subsidiary U.S. Steel Kosice runs a mill that employs 15,040 people and is capable of producing 5 million tons of raw steel a year, said spokesman John Armstrong. Armstrong said U.S. Steel recently expanded operations in Kosice to include a galvanized steel facility. Ravenstahl and Gasparovic are scheduled to meet Friday morning, said mayoral spokeswoman Joanna Doven. Gasparovic is set to meet Thursday with President George W. Bush in Washington to discuss the Slovak Republic's role as a NATO ally in Afghanistan and other topics.

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