On June 18, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland visited Prague, met with senior Czech officials and civil society representatives, and led the U.S. side in the U.S.-Czech Strategic Dialogue, an annual meeting to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional issues, including NATO issues, the situation with Russia, support of the Ukraine, TTIP, and energy security.
“Our alliance with the Czech Republic is extremely strong. We are very grateful for all that the Czech Republic does out there in the world in the field of peace and security. … We had a chance to celebrate the values that we have in common, our respect for human rights, our strong sense of the importance of democratic governance and free markets around the world,” Nuland said during her meeting with the local press. Read the transcript
Nuland met with Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Andrej Babis, and the Czech President’s Foreign Policy Advisor Hynek Kmonicek.