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Andrej Babiš Czech Republic Diplomacy Foreign Policy Jan Hamáček Commentary

Czech Republic is a small country but influential

The Czech Republic is a small country, but we can influence the debate. The main task of our diplomacy is to be heard and be active.

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The first day of the Czech Ambassadors’ meeting, held from August 27th to 31st in Prague was devoted to the direction of Czech foreign policy.

In addition to Prime Minister Andrej Babis and a number of diplomats, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Hamacek also took part.

The main direction of Czech foreign policy does not change. It´s about continuity and strong anchoring in European and transatlantic structures. Priorities include the promotion of the Eastern Partnership and the opening of accession talks with Macedonia and Albania.

Among discussions surrounding the main challenges faced by the Czech Republic and Europe, the head of diplomacy included violent conflicts around Europe, climate change and related population movements. Our main goal must be to create a belt of security and prosperity around Europe. Therefore it is necessary to give people the vision of a dignified and meaningful life in their homelands.

The Czech Republic will therefore strengthen its international engagement through participating in military missions, and also by increasing resources for humanitarian and development aid.