Zeman and ministers agree on Czech preparation for NATO summit


23.08.2014 17:59

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman talked today with the foreign and defence ministers, Lubomir Zaoralek and Martin Stropnicky, respectively, about preparations for the September NATO summit, Zeman´s spokesman Jiri Ovcacek has told CTK and the ministers said they all agreed on the procedure.


Národní vlajky zemí sdružených v Severoatlantické alianci (NATO). AP

All three politicians, Zeman, Zaoralek (Social Democrats, CSSD) and Stropnicky (ANO) will attend the summit.

Stropnicky said they also spoke about the current state of the Czech military and the work of the Defence Ministry.

Stropnicky said the future of NATO and its financing and the situation in Ukraine and Iraq will top the agenda of the summit.

Zaoralek said the summit should also show the action-ability, unity and preparedness of NATO and that it is a stabilising element in the world.

Stropnicky said the main purpose of today´s meeting was to secure that the Czech Republic will talk with one voice at the summit.

The NATO summit will be held in Wales on September 4-5. It is also set the future orientation of the military alliance after the large mission in Afghanistan ends.

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