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Working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg to the United States

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Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg undertook a working visit to the United States on October 4-6, 2010, during which time he met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss current Czech-US relations, as well as with representatives of several prestigious think tanks, and attended the concert Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin at the Kennedy Center.

On Tuesday, October 5, Minister Schwarzenberg met with a number of US think tanks from across the political spectrum to hear their views regarding Czech-US relations. In the morning hours, the Minister met with representatives of the republican American Enterprise Institute. Then, the Minister had lunch with experts of the democratic Brookings Institution. He subsequently met with members of the Aspen Institute in the evening.

On Wednesday, October 6, Minister Schwarzenberg partook in a morning discussion at the CEPA think tank, followed by his afternoon bilateral meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Department of State. The main topics for discussion at this meeting were Czech-US relations, Afghanistan, security and transatlantic relations.

During his visit, on October 6, the Embassy of the Czech Republic opened the exhibition Yes, Masaryk: The President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, which takes an intimate look at the life of the first Czechoslovak President through photographs released abroad for the first time from the Prague Castle archives. In the evening, as an honorary guest, Minister Schwarzenberg attended the concert Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin at the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.