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7. 3. 2019 22:59

Speech by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš on the ocasion of the official visit to the White House

Mr. President, Mrs Trump,

thank you very much for your warm welcome in the White House. It is great pleasure for me and my wife to be here.

Our countries have been allies since the United States helped establish our first republic one hundred years ago and it is very symbolic that exactly today is the birthday of our first president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk who was happily married to an American.

We are allies in NATO. We commemorate our joining twenty years ago. We will celebrate it on March 12. And our soldiers are fighting alongside the U.S. soldiers against international terrorism.

The Czech Republic is a great country, a small country but very beautiful and also is the sixth safest in the world. This year we celebrate thirty years since the Velvet revolution when the Czech people finally gained democracy and freedom.

Czech people are creative, innovative, great people with unlimited potential - you told me in Brussels.

Our bilateral business relations are growing. Czech companies are investing in the U.S. and they already created thousands of jobs.

Mr. President, I watched your 2019 State of the Union Address and I perfectly understand your plan to make America great again. I have a similar plan - to make the Czech Republic great again. So I look forward to the discussion about international trade and even threats like cyber-attacks, illegal migration and international terrorism.

Thank you very much

Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister

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