Czech President Vaclav Klaus visits the United States and Canada
14.09.2011 / 21:57
On September 19 – 24, 2011, Czech President Vaclav Klaus undertook a working visit to the United States and Canada. He lead the Czech delegation at the 66th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City, delivered remarks at two prestigious economic think-tanks in Washington, DC, and also lectured at the University of Guelph in Canada.
On September 19 at 5 PM, the President delivered remarks titled “Is Freedom in the Western World Guaranteed Today?“ at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. On the morning of Tuesday, September 20, the President had a working breakfast with members of the informal group of “Friends of the Czech Republic” in the United States Senate. He then met the leaders of the Hudson Institute and, at 1 PM, presented a speech “The EU needs a fundamental transformation, not cosmetic changes“ at the Heritage Foundation. In the afternoon, the President met the Speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner and also a group of Congressmen led by Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
On September 21-23, the President participated in the opening of the General Debate of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City. On September 22, the President visited the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, where he delivered remarks on “The Serious Challenges Faced by the EU“.
The President returned to the Czech Republic on the morning of September 24.