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Minister Zaorálek on the death of James Foley


On August 21, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek sent a letter to his US counterpart John Kerry to extend his condolences on the loss of journalist James Foley, executed by terrorists from the so-called “Islamic State”.

Minister Zaorálek emphasized that James Foley was “a man of exceptional courage dedicated to the service to others”. In his letter to the head of US diplomacy, minister Zaorálek also stated: “The cowardly execution of Mr. Foley is not only a crime against an American citizen but against a citizen of the free world at large”.

Within NATO and in other international fora, the Czech Republic remains a close ally of the United States, committed to the advocacy of the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law and determined to persevere in our shared fight against international terrorism.