Scheduled Events

17. 5. 2012 15:00

NOTICE: A Joint Meeting of the Governments of Israel and the Czech Republic Will Be Held in Prague

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, will arrive for a visit to the Czech Republic on Thursday 17 May 2012. The members of his delegation will include other ministers in the Israeli government, specifically Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman, Minister of Industry Shalom Simhon, Minister for Science and Technology Daniel Hershkowitz, Minister of Communications and Welfare & Social Services Moshe Kahlon, Minister of Transport Israel Katz, Minister of Housing and Construction Ariel Atias, and Minister of Culture Limor Livnat.

The program of the visit will include a meeting between Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and meetings between the other Israeli ministers and their Czech counterparts. Subsequently, both delegations will hold a governmental meeting during a working dinner. At the meeting, the Czech Republic will be represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Industry and Trade Martin Kuba, Ministry of Education Petr Fiala, Minister of Labour Jaromír Drábek, Minister of Transport Pavel Dobeš, Minister for Regional Development Kamil Jankovský, and Minister of Culture Alena Hanáková.
Topics discussed by the prime ministers as well as by ministers responsible for individual ministries will include the development of bilateral economic and cultural relations as well as specific partnership projects, including education and research.

The first meeting of the Czech and Israeli governments was arranged during a visit of Prime Minister Nečas to Israeli in September 2011.

15:00 – Photo session in the garden of the Office of the Government
16:25 – Press conference

Journalists must arrive no later than 20 minutes before the scheduled beginning.
Formal attire is required for attendance.

Journalists must register by 16:00 on Wednesday 16 May 2012 in writing using the e-mail address E-mail registration must specify name, the represented media, and position (photographer, reporter, camera operator).

Location: Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, nábřeží Edvarda Beneše 4, Prague 1

Press and Public Relations Department of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
Press Department
Telephone: 22400 2058/2059/2376/2596/2052

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