Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C.

česky  english 

Advanced search

Article notification Print Decrease font size Increase font size Twitter

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on participation in the NATO Missile Defence project

(This article expired 20.06.2014.)

The Czech Republic has been a long-term advocate of the development of the NATO Missile Defence capability as it considers it as a crucial issue for the defence of Europe.

Therefore, in accordance with its conviction, the Czech Republic supported the November 2010 decision of the NATO Summit in Lisbon to build a Missile Defence system to protect all NATO European populations, territory and forces.

The development of the Missile Defence in the NATO framework continues to enjoy a strong support of the Czech Republic that seeks to participate in the project in a meaningful way. The Czech Republic has been discussing the form of its participation with its Allies.

The long-term position of the Czech Republic on the establishment of the NATO Missile Defence was not changed by the decision not to participate in the one of many bilateral Czech-US defence cooperation projects, in the framework of which shared early warning terminals were planned to be situated on the Czech territory.