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The government has approved Czechia´s strategies for engaging in Africa and for cooperation with the Indo-Pacific


Two strategic documents of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved by the Czech government on 26 September 2022, proposed by Minister Jan Lipavský, focus on Africa and on the Indo-Pacific.… more ►

Representatives of Christianity, Judaism and Islam spoke at the Intercultural and Interfaith Conference at the Czernin Palace


The International Intercultural and Interfaith Conference "Building Bridges Towards Peace" was opened by Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský on Dec 15, 2022 at the Czernin Palace. The main… more ►

The Czernin Palace hosted the Global Forum on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence


The first Global Forum on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) took place on 13 December 2022, at Czernin Palace during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and under… more ►

General Affairs Council approved Council conclusions on enlargement and stabilization process


The conclusions take stock of progress made and give further guidance for the countries of the Western Balkans on their EU path as well as highlight the reform efforts of Ukraine, Moldova and… more ►

Czech Ambassador Bálek elected president of the UN Human Rights Council


Permanent representative for the Czech Republic to the UN in Geneva, Václav Bálek, was elected President of the UN Human Rights Council. He will assume the prestigious position on January 1, 2023… more ►

Minister Lipavský discussed further support for Ukraine with his counterparts from NATO member states


The NATO ministerial meeting in Bucharest, which took place on November 29-30, 2022, reaffirmed the unity of the Alliance and the determination of the Allies to support Ukraine. Minister Lipavský… more ►

MFA Hosted the Conference on the Role of Education in Overcoming of the Legacy of the Past


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized in the framework of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, on November 23-24, 2022 in cooperation with the Institute of International Studies of… more ►

Deputy Minister Martin Smolek met with his Georgian to discuss visas


Deputy Minister Martin Smolek met with his Georgian counterpart Ms. Khatuna Totladze, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, on November 29, 2022. The aim of the meeting was to discuss… more ►

Minister Lipavský received the diplomatic corps of African countries


Minister Jan Lipavský received accredited ambassadors of African countries to Czechia on November 22, 2022. He presented Czechia's new government strategy for engagement in Africa and spoke about… more ►

The Participants of the International Terezín Declaration Conference Supported the Fight Against Antisemitism


The International Terezín Declaration Conference was opened in the Czernin Palace by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský. The three-day conference took place on November 2 - 4, 2022 and… more ►

Deputy Minister Dvořák met with the director of Cyber Security Agency of Singapore


Deputy Minister Martin Dvořák met David Koh, director of Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, in Prague on 8th November 2022. Singapore is an important partner for the Czechia in the field of… more ►

EU cyber and digital ambassadors met in Prague to discuss latest issues pertaining to cyber and digital diplomacy


The EU Cyber and Digital Ambassadors met on November 3rd in Prague for a meeting of the EU Digital and Cyber Diplomacy Networks, dedicated to the latest developments in the field of cyber and… more ►

Minister Lipavský together with his EU counterparts approved of more military aid to Ukraine and the expansion of sanctions against Iran


Ministers of foreign affairs from EU countries met in Luxembourg on October 17th and approved more military aid to Ukraine. Themes of the discussion also included EU policy in relation to China,… more ►

Deputy Minister Tlapa met with his counterparts in Tanzania and Rwanda


Deputy Minister Martin Tlapa visited Tanzania and Rwanda on October 3-6, 2022. The negotiations focused on the possibilities of further political and economic cooperation, especially in the field… more ►

Czechia condemned sham referenda during reinforced meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council


Political Director of Czech MFA David Konecký represented Czechia at the reinforced meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council held on Thursday 29 September 2022. The Permanent Council convened in… more ►

Civil society from the Western Balkans adopted a "Call to Action" at the MFA


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized on September 8 - 9, 2022 a “Roundtable with Civil Society from Western Balkans on Challenges of European Integration”. This took place in the… more ►

Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský called for steps against Russia at the UN General Assembly


Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský warned about the escalating Russian aggression at the UN Week in New York. He expressed support for Ukraine and emphasized the need to investigate and… more ►

Minister Lipavský supports innovation and start-ups at the Czech-French workshop on artificial intelligence


Minister Lipavský hosts a two-day workshop bringing together leading Czech and French researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs aimed at boosting joint projects and long-term partnerships in… more ►

Minister Lipavský initiated the 30th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum


On 8 September 2022, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau, in his capacity as chairman of the current OSCE presidency country, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský, and OSCE… more ►