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Czech - Korean Relations

The Czech Republic and the Republic of Korea share common values ​​and principles of democracy, a market economy and respect for human rights. The Republic of Korea is one of the Czech Republic's most important trade, political, tourist and cultural partners outside Europe. In terms of turnover, it ranks 3rd among non-European countries (after the PRC and the USA) and is in the top ten of our largest trading partners worldwide. The importance of the Czech Republic for the Republic of Korea as a partner in Europe is also growing due to increasing investments of Korean companies in our country, growing interest of the Korean public in Czech culture and also due to increasing number of Korean tourists traveling to the Czech Republic.

We see room for the development of mutual relations in the area of ​​production and business cooperation as well as in the investment sphere. The Czech Republic values ​​the interest of Korean investors, whose investments in our country have reached the value of almost USD 3 billion. In order to support cooperation in this area, in 2015 we opened a representative office of the CzechInvest agency in Seoul. In the economic sphere, we see opportunities for deeper cooperation, for example in energy, industrial production and transport. Great opportunities for synergy between Czech companies and Korean partners exist in cooperation on third markets. The significant potential of mutual business cooperation in the field of design and applied art objects cannot be overlooked. Czech companies have been reaping many successes in this area in recent years.

The Czech Republic is interested not only in deepening mutual relations also in the field of science, research and innovation. We perceive the Republic of Korea as a world leader in both basic and applied science and research. Our universities and research organizations have advanced capacities in some selected segments of research and development, and in recent years the Czech government has invested considerable resources in their state-of-the-art equipment. The Government of the Czech Republic is creating good conditions for the development of mutual cooperation in all areas and is ready to support specific bilateral international cooperation projects at the institutional level. It depends mainly on the competitiveness of products and the creativity of business projects.

Working breakfast marking Human Rights Day

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Date: 11 December 2023  Venue: Restaurant Spectrum, Fairmont Hotel, Seoul

On the morning of Dec. 11, the Czech Embassy in Seoul hosted a meaningful working breakfast with representatives of South Korean NGOs dedicated to North Korean human rights issues. more ►

Deepest Condolences on the Passing of Karel Schwarzenberg

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It is with profound sorrow that we extend our deepest condolences on the passing of the esteemed Karel Schwarzenberg. His legacy as a statesman and dedication to public service have left an indelible mark on the nation and beyond. more ►

Ambassador Ivan Jančárek presents his letter of credential

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Date: 17 October 2023  Venue: Presidential Office of the Republic of Korea

On October 17th at 3 p.m., the new Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea H.E. Ivan Jančárek presented the letter of credential to the President of the Republic of Korea H.E. Yoon Suk… more ►

Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš visited Hanam City

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The Czech delegation’s last schedule in Korea was to visit Hanam Union Park and meet the mayor of the city. more ►

Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš visited Seoul City Hall

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Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš’s delegation visited Seoul City Hall to explore the smart city solutions of the Seoul Metropolitan City. more ►

Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš held meeting with Daejeon Vice Mayor Lee Taek-ku

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One of the main agendas of the Czech delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš was to discuss regarding Smart City and regional development. more ►

Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš held meeting with Korean Interior Vice Minister Han Chang-seob

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Another high-level meeting following that with ICT Minister Lee jong-ho was a meeting with Vice Minister of the Interior and Safety Han Chang-seob. more ►

Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš held meeting with Korean ICT Minister Lee Jong-ho

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Czech political and business delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development Ivan Bartoš visited Korea for three days from June 14 to 16. Deputy Prime Minsiter Bartoš’s first official schedule was the meeting… more ►

2023 Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity

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Ambassador Gustav Slamečka attended the 2023 Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity as the representative of the Czech Republic. more ►

Minister of Transport Martin Kupka meets Korean Transport Minister Won Hee-ryong

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During his visit to Korea from April 12-14, Czech Minister of Transport Martin Kupka had a meeting with the Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport Won Hee-ryong on the morning of the 13th. more ►

Speaker Markéta Pekarová Adamová visited Honorary Consulate of Czechia in Busan

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During her visit to Busan on March 24th and 25th, Speaker Markéta Pekarová Adamová visited the Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Busan. more ►

Celebration of Friendship between Czechia and Korea & Opening Ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of Czechia

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On the occasion of the Czech delegation's visit to Korea, the 'Celebration of Friendship between Czechia and Korea & Opening Ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of Czechia' was held on the 24th. more ►

Speaker Markéta Pekarová Adamová meets Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo

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Following the meeting with the Speaker of the Korean National Assembly Kim Jin-pyo on the morning of the 23rd, Speaker Markéta Pekarová Adamová had a meeting with the Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo. more ►

Speaker of Parliament Markéta Pekarová Adamová meets Korean Speaker of National Assembly Kim Jin-pyo

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Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament Madam Markéta Pekarová Adamová, who visited Korea with the political and business delegation from March 22nd to 25th, met the Speaker of the Korean National Assembly Kim Jin-pyo. more ►

Czechia has a new president – Petr Pavel

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Czechia has a new president – Petr Pavel, a former army general who has extensive experience in the military and international relations. President Pavel's inauguration ceremony took place on 9th March 2023, marking the start of his… more ►

Humanitarian Aid from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Helped Ukrainian Refugees with Shelter and Medical Care

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The Czech Republic has actively been providing aid to Ukraine since the first day of Russian aggression. In addition to supplying weapons and military equipment and receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees or voluntary collections of citizens… more ►

Czechia sends hundreds of heavy military systems worth tens of billions to Ukraine during the first year of Russian invasion

In the first year of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Czechia has delivered dozens of tanks, combat and armoured vehicles and other heavy military systems to Ukraine. Roughly one third of the material came from the Czech Army, the rest was… more ►

One year of invasion, one year of resistance

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It has been one year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. more ►

Ambassador Slamečka attends New Year's luncheon hosted by President of Republic of Korea

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Ambassador Gustav Slamečka was invited yesterday to a New Year's Luncheon hosted by President Yoon Suk Yeol at Yeong Bing Wan (State Reception House) of Cheong Wa Dae (former presidential residence). more ►

Ambassador Slamečka attends ceremony of Korea´s Indo-Pacific strategy at MOFA

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Czech Ambassador Gustav Slamečka participated in formal announcement ceremony of Korea´s Indo-Pacific strategy at the MOFA on December 28th. more ►

10th anniversary of the Global Energy Cooperation Center (GECC)

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On Dec. 1, Ambassador Gustav Slamečka celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Global Energy Cooperation Center (GECC) with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. more ►

President Miloš Zeman sent condolences letter to President Yoon Suk-yeol

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President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman sent a letter of condolences to President Yoon Suk-yeol. more ►

Czech and Korean Deputy Foreign Ministers had talks

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechia Martin Dvořák visits Korea from Oct. 13-18. On Oct. 14, Deputy Minister Dvořák had talks with Korean Deputy Minister for Public Affairs Choi Youngsam to discuss Czechia-Korea relations, bilateral… more ►

Czech Republic-ROK Foreign Ministerial Meeting held on occasion of 77th UN General Assembly

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On Sept. 19, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský met his South Korean counterpart Minister Park Jin. The meeting took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly, held in New York. more ►

Deputy Ambassador Zbynek Noha pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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On Sept. 13, 2022, Deputy Ambassador Zbyněk Noha(as Chargé d'affaires a.i.) paid his tribute to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. more ►

Czechia attends the 2022 Seoul Defense Dialogue

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Deputy Ambassador Zbyněk Noha(as Chargé d'affaires a.i.) attended the 2022 Seoul Defense Dialogue, which was held for three days from September 6-8. more ►

High-Level Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific in Prague

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On the 13th and 14th of June 2022 the High-Level Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific, which is one of the foreign policy priorities of the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place in Prague. more ►

Luncheon meeting of the Governors Association of Korea (GAOK) representing 17 provinces and statutory cities of Korea with foreign missions.

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On 3rd December, a luncheon meeting of the Governors Association of Korea with representatives of foreign missions was held. Gustav Slamečka attended on behalf of the Czech Republic. In total, 100 people actively participated the event. The… more ►