Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on the documents published by the WikiLeaks website
30.11.2010 / 11:24
Relations with the United States are a long-standing priority of the Czech Republic´s foreign policy. Within the framework of the Joint Strategic Dialogue, the Czech Republic and the United States closely discuss a broad range of foreign policy issues and develop cooperation in the security and military as well as trade and economic areas.
The United States Embassy in Prague informed the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic well in advance about the planned publication of documents by WikiLeaks. Since the documents are allegedly excerpts from the internal communication of the United States foreign service, moreover of yet unconfirmed authenticity, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic will not comment on their content. Nevertheless, the Ministry understands that the nature of confidential communication, by definition, differs from that of public and official communication.