Czech ForMin receives invitation for Zeman to visit China


29.04.2014 13:48

Beijing - Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek has received in Beijing an invitation for President Milos Zeman to visit China, Zaoralek told Czech journalists today, adding that the date has not yet been set.


Ministr zahraničí Lubomír Zaorálek. ČTK Kamaryt Michal

He said Chinese President Xi Jinping showed interest in visiting the Czech Republic.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang should also arrive in Prague this autumn to attend a 16+1 meeting with the prime ministers of central and eastern Europe.

The opening of the door to trips by Czech top-level representatives is one of the goals of Zaoralek´s current three-day visit to Beijing.

Zaoralek said the door has been opened to visits by other ministers, too. He mentioned the industry and health ministers, Jan Mladek and Svatopluk Nemecek, respectively.

According to previous information, Zeman could go to China at the end of the year.

Zaoralek said the Chinese have assessed positively Zeman´s meeting with Xi Jinping during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, when they exchanged invitations to their countries.

The latest visit by a supreme Chinese representative to Prague took place in 1987.

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