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Landovský to become new Czech ambassador to NATO

On August 5th, Deputy Defense Minister Jakub Landovský (ČSSD), heading the defense policy and strategy division, will become the new Czech ambassador to NATO.

In the position of Czech Ambassador to NATO in Brussels, Jakub Landovský will replace Jiří Šedivý, the retired Czech Army general, who has been in the office since September 2012.

Forty-two-year-old Landovský obtained his doctoral degree from the Institute of Political Science of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, and also studied at the Law Faculty of Charles University and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. As a lecturer and researcher at Charles University, he is engaged in, for example, international public law.

Landovský has been the Deputy Defense Minister since 2015. Before, he had been an adviser to the Deputy Minister of Defense and also an attorney. Last year, he was the ČSSD candidate for the Mayor of Prague, but the party did not make it into the city council.

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