Ambassador King Commemorates the 78th Anniversary of Lidice Massacre

The U.S. Embassy representatives participated in the annual commemoration of one of the most brutal incidents of World War II: the Nazi annihilation of the Czech village of Lidice and the summary execution of most of its inhabitants in collective retaliation for the assassination of the senior German officer in Prague by Czech patriots in …

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A Message from Ambassador King in Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII

On the last Friday in April, the U.S. Embassy in Prague has traditionally hosted the launch of the Convoy of Liberty.  The Convoy is a magnificent tribute to the U.S. role in liberating Czechoslovakia from fascist dictatorship in 1945.  It honors the U.S., Czech, and other soldiers and civilians who brought freedom to Pilsen, Cheb, …

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Ambassador King and MFA Petricek make a “virtual visit” to the Dukane Company

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen King and Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček participated in a virtual visit to the Prague plant of the U.S. company Dukane IAS. The firm has voluntarily converted part of its ultrasonic welding and cutting plant into a production line for face masks.  As the company’s European Regional …

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Explosive Ordinance Disposal Experts from Bechyne Receive New Equipment from USA

Members of the explosive disposal unit of the Bechyně engineer base received the last items in a grant from the U.S. The Army of the Czech Republic received almost four and a half million U.S. dollars worth of materiel from two foreign cooperation programs (Foreign Military Financing and the Global Train and Equip Program) aimed …

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U.S. Embassy Joins Prague Airport Roadshow

On November 11 – 19, 2019, the U.S. Embassy Prague U.S. Commercial Section joined the Prague Airport roadshow in six cities of the Czech Republic visiting Ostrava, Olomouc, Zlin, Brno, Plzen, and Prague. The roadshow celebrated its tenth anniversary and highlighted travelling from Václav Havel Airport Prague on direct flights to the United States. The …

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Ambassador King Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Ambassador King celebrated the 30 years of freedom in the Czech Republic and laid a wreath at the plaque commemorating the anti-communist Velvet Revolution at Národní třída on November 17th: “I find it humbling to pay tribute, at this memorial, to those who struggled for the freedom of all Czechs during the Velvet Revolution. You …

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Declaration by Ambassadors in Prague on the Occasion of the Prague Pride Parade 2019

We, Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Prague, support the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. Diplomats from eleven countries will proudly join the Pride Parade in Prague on August 10, 2019 behind a #DiplomatsforEquality banner. We join together to express our support for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of LGBTI individuals, as we …

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Secretary Pompeo: Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction.  Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today.  It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about the …

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Ambassador King Opens the U.S.-Czech Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology and Chemistry

American Center, February 17, 2018 As prepared Dobre rano, damy a panove. Good morning, and welcome to the American Center. I am excited to be here today to open the U.S.-Czech Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology and Chemistry. The Embassy is proud to be a sponsor of this conference as we kickoff our celebration of 100 …

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Independence Day 2017 Remarks

Charge d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Chief of Mission Residence Dear Ministers, your Excellencies, distinguished colleagues and guests, vítám vás všechny. Welcome to you all. We are so happy to have you here to celebrate our Independence Day. America is a big, diverse country. As a nation of immigrants and descendants of immigrants, …

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Ambassador Schapiro’s 239th Independence Day Remarks

June 30, 2015 U.S. Ambassadors’ residence Prague Vítám Vás na oslavě našeho státního svátku [Welcome to the celebration of our national holiday]. Senate President Štěch, Ambassador Kmoníček, government ministers, fellow diplomats and distinguished guests… My wife Tamar and I are so pleased to welcome you all to this celebration marking the 239th year since the …

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