Embassy of the Czech Republic in Beirut

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Bilateral relations

The diplomatic relations between Czechoslovakia and the Republic of Lebanon were first established in 1947. In the same year the Czechoslovakian Diplomatic mission was opened in Beirut and it was granted the Embassy's status in 1962.

The successive Czech Republic was recognized by Lebanon on January 1st 1993 and diplomatic relations were established immediately. Lebanon has opened its diplomatic mission in Prague in 1957.

The relations between the Czech Republic and Lebanon have been traditionally friendly and unwavering. Within their potentials both countries have been strengthening their economic cooperation and also collaboration in the filed of education and culture. The good bilateral relations have been reinforced in the past by the humanitarian aid provided by the Czech Republic to Lebanon. In autumn of 2003 the Czech Republic has presented Lebanon with two KMT-6 de-mining machines and in 2004 was participating in the U.N. "Trees Instead of Mines" project with the object to reforest in the recently de-mined areas in southern Lebanon. After the summer conflict in 2006 the Czech Republic contributed in post-war reconstruction of Lebanon. The Czech Republic regularly supports financially the UNRWA agency, and is one of the supporters of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that investigates the murder of late PM Rafic Hariri.

Important Visits

02/2012

President Michel Sleiman visited Czech Republic. The Lebanese President was accompanied by Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour, Minister of Economy and Trade Nicolas Nahas and Minister of Interior Marwan Charbel.

09/2010

The Police President of the Czech Republic, H.E. Maj. Gen. Oldřich Martinů and the deputy director of Rapid Response Unit Col. Vítězslav Kresta visited Lebanon from September 22 to September 24, 2010. 03/2010.

The visit of H.E. Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic Eduard Janota in Lebanon took place from 19 to 21 March 2010.  Visit of the Delegation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security of the Senate of the Czech Republic in Lebanon took place from 16 to 19 March 2010.

02/2010

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Kohout visited Lebanon from February 17 to February 18, 2010.

10/2009

Visit of the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Tomáš Pojar. The visit was focused mainly on situation of Palestinians in Lebanon and security situation in the south with regard to the UN agencies active in Lebanon (UNIFIL, UNRWA). In the margins of the visit Mr. Pojar discussed the political situation with several Lebanese politicians.

08/2008

Consultations of the Director of the Middle East Dept. of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, H.E. Josef Rychtar in Lebanon

05/2004

Working visit of the President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus and his wife in Lebanon.

02/2004

Working visit of the Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Cyril Svoboda

09/2003

Visit of the Czech Minister Mr. Nemec, who launched the Czech-Lebanese Days in Beirut and signed the Air Transport Agreement.

04/2003

Visit of the Lebanese Minister of Economy and Trade Mr. Fuleihan in Prague. During his visit the Minister attended the first Czech-Lebanese Joint Commercial Commission.

06/2002

Visit of the Lebanese President Emile Lahoud in CR along with Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Fares and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Hammoud.

04/2002

Working visit of the Czech Minister of Transport Mr. Schling in Lebanon.

10/1999

Working visit of the Czech Minister of agriculture Mr. Fencl in Lebanon.

09/1999

Visit of Parliamentary delegation in CR headed by Mr. Ferzli, Vice-president of the National Assembly of Lebanon.

09/1997

Visit of the Czech President Vaclav Havel in company of Mrs. Parkanova, Minister of Justice and Mr. Riman, Minister of Transport. The Agreement on Investment Support and Protection was signed during the visit.

01/1995

Visit of the Czech Parliamentary delegation lead by the Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee Mr. J. Payne.

09/1994

Visit of the Czech Minister of Industry and Commerce V. Dlouhy in Beirut. During his visit he signed the new Continuing Commercial Agreement.