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8. 5. 201918:13

Prime Minister Babiš opened an exhibition of protocol gifts during the Open Day in the Liechtenstein Palace

On the occasion of Victory Day, the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic held an Open Day in the Lichtenstein Palace in Prague’s Kampa on 8 May 2019. The program also included a grand opening of a new exhibition of the Prime Minister’s protocol gifts, attended by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and the head of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, Tünde Bartha.

During the holiday day, the Liechtenstein Palace was visited by 895 people. In addition to the traditional walk through the prestigious premises of the historic palace in Prague’s Kampa with expert guides, they were the first to see the newly installed exhibition of protocol gifts from the Prime Minister. The exhibition, prepared by the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, brings more than 50 gifts that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš received during major foreign trips he has made since he took office. By April 2019, the Prime Minister had visited almost 30 European, Asian, African and North American countries. New exhibits will be added to the collection on an ongoing basis.

The exhibition was opened by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. “Originally, we stored the gifts in a room at the Office of the Government, but then Ms Bartha came up with this idea, probably inspired by her visit to France. When we were looking for the painting I gave to the French President, we found that he had such a collection of gifts. So now you can see them”, said Prime Minister Babiš to the visitors. He also admitted that he had not yet seen some of the gifts. This is because the gifts are usually not given in person, but according to protocol. “Perhaps I should start traveling again to have more of these gifts”, said the Prime Minister jokingly.