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Czech Republic as the United States' Protecting Power in Syria

The Czech Republic has accepted an official request from the United States of America regarding a proposal that the Czech Republic become the United States' Protecting Power in Syria.

On 10 August 2012 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Vladimír Galuška and Norman Eisen, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, signed a memorandum detailing the Czech Republic's performance as the United States' Protecting Power in Syria.

What does it mean to be a protecting power? You can read here.