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Minister Kohout visited France, Luxembourg and Belgium


Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Kohout carried out a working visit to France, Luxembourg and Belgium on 2 and 3 June 2009.

In France, Jan Kohout met with French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Bernard Kouchner, State Secretary for European Affairs Bruno Le Maire, and the Director of French National Space Agency Yannick d'Escatha.

In Luxembourg, Minister met with Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, and with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Immigration Minister Jean Asselborn.

In Belgium, Czech Minister met with Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht. Jan Kohout also had meetings in the European Commission and in the General Secretariat of the Council.

The meetings were aimed at the Czech Presidency in the Council of the EU and at the preparations for the European Council in June, including the discussion on institutional aspects of EU. Present bilateral and international issues were also discussed.