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10. 11. 2018 14:47

Prime Minister Babiš attends peace celebrations in Paris

Andrej Babiš s manželkou Monikou v Musée d’Orsay, 10. listopadu 2018.
Andrej Babiš s manželkou Monikou v Musée d’Orsay, 10. listopadu 2018.
On Saturday, 10 November 2018, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš flew to Paris, where he will attend peace celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. During the first day of the visit, Czech Prime Minister Babiš attended a gala dinner at the Musée d’Orsay.

In Paris, Prime Minister Babiš and his wife first met the French writer of Czech descent Milan Kundera and his wife. They then went to Musée d’Orsay where they met French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Culture Minister Franck Riester and saw the exhibition Picasso: Blue and pink.

“The President has entrusted me to represent the Czech Republic at a peace conference attended by some 130 statesmen from around the world. I think it is important to talk about peace and remember these events especially now, 100 years since the end of World War I”, said Andrej Babiš on his participation in the peace celebrations.

In addition to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his wife Monica, the gala dinner, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, was attended by presidents, prime ministers and top officials of international organizations and their partners.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš gave the French President Emmanuel Macron a painting called “Visionaries and Arsonists” painted by Zdeněk Janda, symbolizing the effort to find understanding among nations.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will attend a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Paris Peace Forum. At the end of his visit, he will also meet Centre Pompidou President Serge Lasvignes and give a speech at Sciences Po.

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