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6. 3. 2019 10:12

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to visit the United States, will meet President Trump

On Tuesday 5 March 2019, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš leaves on a three-day working trip to the United States of America. He will meet with a number of representatives of innovative companies with whom he will discuss the 2019-2030 Innovation Strategy. He has also accepted an invitation from the US President to visit the White House, where the two statesmen will discuss relations between the Czech Republic and the US.

On the first day of the planned programme, the Czech Prime Minister will meet representatives of the US Chamber of Commerce to present the Czech Republic’s National Innovation Strategy. This meeting will be attended by companies such as Cisco, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, General Electric Czech Republic & Slovakia GE, Google, MetLife and Bell Helicopter. Later, Andrej Babiš will meet the Director of the National Science Foundation, with whom he will talk about research funding possibilities and cooperation with the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. At the University of Maryland, the Prime Minister will meet senior academics and project leaders of its Artificial Intelligence programme.

A working breakfast with US investors will begin the second day of the visit. On this occasion, plans for investment in the Czech Republic will be presented. The main item on the programme will of course be the afternoon visit of the Czech Prime Minister to the White House, where he has been invited by US President Donald Trump. This is the first visit of a Czech Premier to the White House since 2014. During these bilateral discussions Andrej Babiš will discuss with President Trump Czech-US political and economic relations, as well as defence and security co-operation between the two countries. In the afternoon, the Prime Minister will pay tribute to the memory of the first Czechoslovak president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, on the anniversary of his birth.

During the last day of his US visit, the Prime Minister will meet the Republican House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy. Following a tour of the Capitol building, the Prime Minister will have lunch with several members of the House of Representatives. He will then meet officers of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and then have discussions with representatives of major US Jewish organisations. In the afternoon, the Prime Minister will visit the 1776 Incubator in Crystal City and the Czech company CloverDX.

On his working trip to the US, the Prime Minister will be accompanied by his wife. Outside their joint programme, Monika Babišová will visit the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.


5 - 9 March 2019 


Washington, USA 


Wednesday 6 March 2019

  • 09.00 Visit to the US Chamber of Commerce 
  • 09.30 Presentation of the National Innovation Strategy of the Czech Republic 
  • 10.30 – Meeting with the Director of the National Science Foundation 
  • 12.00 – Working lunch at the University of Maryland
  • 13.00 – Visit to the University of Maryland Artificial Intelligence Programme 
  • 19.00 - NBA match: Washington Wizards – Dallas Mavericks 

Thursday 7 March 2019

  • 08.30 – Working breakfast with US investors 
  • followed by - Visit to the National Mall 
  • 12.15 – Working lunch 
  • 13.45 – Arrival at the White House 
  • 13.50 - Move from the South Front to the Oval Office 
  • 13.55 – Meeting of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and Mrs Babišová with the President of the United States and Mrs Trump 
  • followed by – Bilateral meeting of the Czech and US delegations 
  • 15.20 – Comments for the media following the visit to the White House 
  • 17.00 – Visit to the TGM Memorial 
  • 19.00 – Gala dinner at the Embassy of the Czech Republic 

Friday 8 March 2019

  • 09.45 – Meeting with the Republican House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy 
  • 10.30 – Tour of the Capitol building 
  • 12.00 – Working lunch with representatives of the Friends of the Czech Republic Group in Congress 
  • 14.05 – Meeting with leaders of AIPAC 
  • 14.30 – Meeting with representatives of major US Jewish organisations 
  • 15.30 – Visit to the National September 11 Memorial 
  • 16.10 – Visit to the 1776 Incubator at Crystal City 
  • 17.00 – Visit to CloverDX 
  • 21.45 – Departure from Washington to Prague


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