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Náměstek Kulhánek s Lucy Duncan
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Deputy Minister Kulhánek in New Zealand


Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jakub Kulhánek visited Wellington on October 22-23, 2015, where he held consultations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Talks with Lucy Duncan, Deputy Secretary for Multilateral and Legal Affairs, focused on exchange of views on the Middle East peace process, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, East and South East Asia. New Zealand, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, is interested in positions of its partners, including the Czech Republic. Both sides have agreed that their views on key foreign policy issues are very similar and there is an opportunity for closer cooperation.

Jakub Kulhánek and Bede Corry, Deputy Secretary for Australia, Pacific and Europe, had a detailed discussion on bilateral relations between the Czech Republic and New Zealand. They agreed that there is a significant potential to further enhance mutual relations, in particular in the area of the economic cooperation. They have also touched upon the Working Holiday Programme which is very popular among young Czechs. Deputy Minister Kulhánek also praised the recent exhibition of Czech painter Gottfried Lindauer´s Maori portraits in Pilsen. Besides the meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Jakub Kulhánek also met with Tony Lynch, Deputy Secretary of Defence of New Zealand.      

Náměstek Kulhánek s Bede Corry

Náměstek Kulhánek s Bede Corry