Ambassador Sabet Announces Additional $200 Million in Military Financing for the Czech Republic

Ambassador Bijan Sabet announced that the United States will provide a further $200 million in Foreign Military Financing to the Czech Republic as approved by Congress.

“I am pleased to announce that the United States will provide a further $200 million in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) funds for the Czech Republic.  This financing is intended to be used to build the capacity of our Czech Allies to deter and defend against the increased threat from Russia, and to help replace military capabilities the Czech Republic has or will provide to Ukraine,” said Sabet. “It is in addition to $106 million in FMF the United States announced in September 2022.” 

The U.S. Embassy and U.S. government experts in Washington will work closely with Czech partners as the Czech government uses this recently announced financing to further strengthen the Czech Republic’s defense capabilities.

Sabet announced the additional Foreign Military Financing (FMF) at a press conference with Czech media outlets on February 16, following the presentation of his credentials to President Milos Zeman on February 15.  

“I am honored to serve as President Biden’s representative here in the Czech Republic, and to use my experience and energy to carry out his directive of further strengthening our bilateral ties,” Sabet said. “Democracy and its defense will guide my priorities in the Czech Republic.”    

Ambassador Sabet was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Czech Republic on December 16, 2022 and arrived in the Czech Republic on January 31, 2023. He presented his credentials to the President of the Czech Republic on February 15, 2023.