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Statement of the MFA on the European Commission’s Annual Enlargement Strategy and Progress Reports

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The Czech Republic welcomes and appreciates the European Commission’s communication on the “Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2014–2015” and the related progress reports for each of the… more ►

Statement of the MFA on the Israeli Plan to Build New Housing Units in the Area of Giv’at Hamatos

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The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is concerned about the recent disclosure of the intent of the Israeli authorities to advance the construction of new housing units in the… more ►

Statement of the MFA on Afghanistan

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic welcomes the announcement by the Independent Election Commission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the completion of the election… more ►

Statement of the MFA on the results of the referendum on Scottish independence

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic respects the results of the referendum on the independence of Scotland, in which the voters chose to preserve the United Kingdom of Great… more ►

Statement on the Abduction of Estonian Security Service Officer

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On 5 September 2014, an Estonian security officer Eston Kohver was abducted by members of Russian security services on Estonian territory near the Estonian-Russian border. more ►

Statement of the MFA on the Approval of New Iraqi Government

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic welcomes the approval of Prime Minister Haidar Al Abadi´s new Iraqi government by the Council of Representatives. We appreciate that its… more ►

Statement of the MFA on the Incursion of the Russian Troops into Ukraine

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The Czech Republic considers the incursion of the armed forces of the Russian Federation into the territory of eastern and southeastern Ukraine a fundamental threat to peace and stability of all… more ►

Statement of the MFA on the so-called “presidential elections” in Abkhazia

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic notes with regret the so-called “presidential elections” which took place in Abkhazia on 24 August 2014. more ►

Statement of the MFA on the Situation in Eastern Ukraine

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The Czech Republic observes with growing concern the continuing escalation of the situation in eastern Ukraine. We regret to state that the recent entry of the Russian convoy into Ukraine… more ►

Statement of the MFA to the Temporary Closing of the Embassy in Tripoli

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Due to the deteriorating security situation in Libya, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has decided to temporarily close down the Embassy in Tripoli. The Embassy staff… more ►

Statement of the MFA on the Recent Developments in Gaza

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is deeply concerned by the current development in Gaza and calls on all actors involved in the conflict to start truce negotiations… more ►

Statement of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs on Israel’s Decision to Launch Ground Force Operation in Gaza Strip

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is deeply concerned that the attempts to restore cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has not succeeded. We regret that Hamas and other militant… more ►

Statement of Minister Zaorálek on the Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight

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I am shocked and deeply saddened by the tragedy in Eastern Ukraine, where an aircraft of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed today. All circumstances of the crash, in which many human lives… more ►

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the situation in Gaza

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic welcomed the truce initiative that aimed to restore calm in Gaza and appreciates the constructive role played by Egypt. more ►

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Appointment of UN Special Envoy to Syria

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The Czech Republic welcomes the appointment today of Staffan de Mistura, a distinguished international diplomat, as the new UN Special Envoy to Syria. more ►

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Death of a Young Palestinian

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I am profoundly saddened by the news of the murder of Muhammad Abu Khudair. I know how difficult it must be for his parents and family and I would like to express my condolences to them and to… more ►

MFA Statement on Situation in Iraq

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The Czech Republic is deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in Iraq and strongly condemns the crimes committed by terrorist groups. more ►

Statement of the MFA on Elections in Afghanistan

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic congratulates the people of Afghanistan on the successful conduct of the second round of the Presidential elections on 14 June 2014. more ►

Statement of the MFA on the Kidnapping in the West Bank

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The Czech Republic follows with concern the situation of the three missing Israeli teenagers. It appears very probable they have been kidnapped in the West Bank. more ►

Statement of the MFA on the Presidential Election in Ukraine

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The Czech Republic welcomes the results of the presidential elections in Ukraine. The Czech Republic is ready to support the new president in delivering the necessary reforms. more ►

MFA Statement on Verdicts Announced in Egypt

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is deeply concerned by reports that on 28 April 2014, a judicial court in the Egyptian city of Minya sentenced to death a total of 683… more ►

MFA Statement on Elections in Afghanistan

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic congratulates the people of Afghanistan on the high turnout in the Presidential and Provincial Council elections. The high number of Afghans… more ►

Statement of the MFA on the DPRK's Ballistic Missiles Launch

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has noted with concern reports on the DPRK's ballistic missiles launch on 26 March 2014. If these reports are substantiated, the launch… more ►

Foreign Ministry’s statement on Russia’s decision on annexation of Crimea

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns Russia’s steps towards annexation of Ukrainian Autonomous Republic of Crimea and considers Russia’s approach an unprecedented breach of international law and… more ►

Statement of the Czech MFA on Referendum in Crimea

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The holding of the referendum in Crimea, its course, as well as the results, are the manifestation of Russian attempts to question security arrangements in the region that were made after the… more ►

Statement of MFA on the situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip

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The Czech Republic watches with concern the current escalation of the situation in the Gaza strip and Israel. more ►

Ukraine: Minister Zaorálek´s Statement on the Russian Stance

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The manner in which the Russian Federation is escalating the situation in Ukraine reminds me of 1968 and the violation of Czechoslovak sovereignty. more ►

MFA Statement on Ukraine

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is following very closely the situation in Ukraine and is deeply concerned by the most recent information concerning the movement of Russian… more ►

Joint Statement of V4 Foreign Ministers on Ukraine

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Statement of MFA on Ukraine

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic welcomes the agreement that allowed for a cease-fire between the government and the opposition forces in Ukraine. more ►

Statement of MFA on the Passing of Ambassador Shirley Temple Black

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic expresses its deep sorrow at the death of the late Mrs. Shirley Temple Black, the former Ambassador of the United States of America to Prague… more ►

Statement of MFA on the Czech-Chinese Presidential meeting in Sochi

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic welcomes bilateral talks between the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman and the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi… more ►

Joint statement of the Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

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The Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia express deep concern about the dramatic development of events in Ukraine. We strongly condemn the cycle of violence which… more ►

Joint Statement of V4 Ministers of Foreign Affairs on the Situation in the Ukraine

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The Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia were shocked by the news that clashes between protesters and riot police resulted in casualties in Kyiv. We strongly… more ►

Statement of Minister Kohout on the violence in Ukraine

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I was personally deeply shaken by the events of the last three days in the centre of Kiev resulting in the first fatalities. I regret the loss of these young lives and wish to express my sympathy… more ►

Statement of MFA on the election of the new interim president of the Central African Republic

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has welcomed the election of Ms. Catherine Samba-Panza as the new interim president of the Central African Republic. Her election, as well as… more ►

Statement of the MFA on the killing of foreign diplomats and Afghan citizens in Kabul on 17 January 2014

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the barbaric attack, which resulted in killing more than 20 people, of which 13 were foreign and international experts. Among the victims were the… more ►

Statement of the MFA on the death of three local employees of the People In Need in Syria

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With great concern and sadness, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has received the news of the death of three local employees of the Czech non-governmental humanitarian… more ►

Joint statement on talks with Palestinian delegation

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The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jiří Schneider received on Friday January 3, 2014 his Palestinian counterpart, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Taysir Jaradat… more ►

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