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Deputy Foreign Minister Povejšil at the Czech – U. S. Strategic Dialogue in Washington
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Deputy Foreign Minister Povejšil at the Czech – U. S. Strategic Dialogue in Washington

 

On November 6th-7th 2019, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Security and Multilateral Affairs, Martin Povejšil, led the Czech delegation to the bilateral political consultations in Washington D.C. His main counterpart was the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale.

At the U.S. State Department Deputy Foreign Minister Povejšil met with the Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale, as well as James Jeffrey, Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Deputy Assistant Secretaries Matthew Boyse and George Kent. The topics discussed during the meetings included strategic regional cooperation, energy security, security and defense cooperation, global challenges, as well as the current situation in the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe.

The Strategic Dialogue is an annual format of bilateral political consultations. The themes discussed included bilateral relations and transatlantic cooperation within NATO as well as possibilities of strengthening bilateral cooperation within the Alliance. Both sides exchanged views on the current global challenges and strategic cooperation in Western Balkans and Eastern Europe, as well as the current situation in the Middle East and the importance of counterterrorism.  On the subject of strengthening defense and security cooperation, they highlighted modernization efforts and the need to react to new security threats including in cyber domain.

Deputy Minister Povejšil also met Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood and other representatives of the administration and the Washington expert community.

Deputy Foreign Minister Povejšil at the Czech – U. S. Strategic Dialogue in Washington

Deputy Foreign Minister Povejšil at the Czech – U. S. Strategic Dialogue in Washington

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