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22. 4. 2016 20:37

Fourth Czech-Israeli intergovernmental cooperation to take place this year in Israel

On Sunday, 22 May 2016, members of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s cabinet will meet for intergovernmental consultations with the Israeli government in Jerusalem. This will be the fourth such meeting, which affirms the traditional partnership between both countries. In addition to the prime minister, the Czech government will also be represented by Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek, Minister of Defence Martin Stropnický, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Michaela Marksová, Minister of Health Svatopluk Němeček, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Kateřina Valachová, Minister for Regional Development Karla Šlechtová, Minister of Environment Richard Brabec and Minister of Culture Daniel Herman.

The main topics of intergovernmental consultations will be development of bilateral trade, contacts in the field of research and innovation, security cooperation including cyber security issues, deepening of interpersonal contacts and development of tourism.

The government's delegation will also be accompanied in Israel by representatives of the business community, organised by the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Czech-Israeli Mixed Chamber of Commerce.

The first Czech-Israeli intergovernmental consultations took place in 2011 in Jerusalem, followed by consultations in 2012 in Prague. Members of the Czech and Israeli governments last met for intergovernmental consultations in Jerusalem in 2014.

The Czech Republic also regularly holds intergovernmental consultations with the governments of Slovakia and Poland.

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