Press Advisories

27. 8. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka is on an official visit to the Republic of Iraq, and has met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka is on an official visit to the Republic of Iraq on 26 and 27 August 2017. He met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during his trip. The main topics of their talk included inclusion of the CR in the coalition against the Islamic State, security cooperation of both countries, and participation of Czech companies in the incipient reconstruction of Iraq.

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23. 8. 2017

The prime ministers dealt in the Slavkov format on economic and social convergence, safety and migration

In Salzburg, on Wednesday, 23 August 2017, a meeting of the Slavkov format, namely of the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia, took place. French President Emmanuel Macron was the guest of this fourth meeting.

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23. 8. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka dealt with Austrian Chancellor Kern on Central European cooperation

On Wednesday, 23 August 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka held a meeting with Austrian Federal Chancellor Christian Kern on the occasion of the meeting of the Slavkov format in Salzburg. The main topics were Central European cooperation and Czech-Austrian relations.

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22. 8. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka talked with Jordanian Prime Minister Al-Mulki on safety and trade cooperation, migration crisis and power engineering

On Tuesday, 22 August 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka met with the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Hani Fawzi Al-Mulki. In the Straka Academy, they discussed the development of commercial cooperation, the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, safety and defence cooperation, and Jordan’s support in coping with the migration crisis. The meeting was attended by Minister of Defence Martin Stropnický. Jordanian Prime Minister visited the Czech Republic for the first time ever.

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20. 8. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka honoured the victims of the Romani Holocaust in Hodonín near Kunštát

On Sunday, 20 August 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka honoured the memory of victims by laying the wreath in the place of the mass grave at the sites of the former Roma camp in Hodonín near Kunštát. This year, it has been 74 years since the dispatch of the transport of men, women and children from the camp to the Auschwitz – Birkenau extermination camp.

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19. 7. 2017

The Visegrad Group and Israel have discussed cooperation in the economy, migration, terrorism and the peace process

The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries, including Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, continued on Wednesday, 19 July 2017, in a summit meeting in Budapest with a joint negotiation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The main topics of the discussion included relations between the European Union and Israel and the fight against terrorism.

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19. 7. 2017

The prime ministers of the V4 countries discussed migration, help for Italy and dual food quality

On Wednesday, 19 July 2017, Prime Minister, Bohuslav Sobotka attended the second summit of the Visegrad Group under the Hungarian presidency in Budapest. With the Prime Ministers of Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, he talked about migration and dual food quality. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the guest of the second part of the summit, and will then meet Prime Minister Sobotka in a separate session.

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4. 7. 2017

V4 Prime Ministers discussed mutual trade and security situation with President of Egypt

The V4 summit of Visegrad Group Prime Ministers, including Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, continued in Budapest in the afternoon of Tuesday, 4 July 2017, with the participation of the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The main topics of their meeting included the relations between the EU and Egypt, new security challenges, as well as economic cooperation. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka also discussed economic and scientific cooperation with Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán.

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