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Ambassador Milan Hupcej Presented his Letter of Credence to the King of Malaysia

On 21st April, 2019, the Ambassador Milan Hupcej presented his letter of credence to the King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Ri´ayatuddin. The ceremony took place at the National Palace and was the first for the new Agong, who was installed in his royal office only on 31st January, 2019.


       Together with the Ambassador of the Czech Republic also 11 other Heads of Missions presented their credentials. They were from the following countries: New Zealand, United Kingdom, Kenia, Nepal, Cyprus, Armenia, Botswana, Latvia, Slovenia, El Salvador and Malta.

       During the ceremony the Ambassador Hupcej conveyed to the King of Malaysia personal greetings of the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, and repeated his invitation to visit the Czech Republic. The speech of the Malaysian ruler was delivered in written form. The King Abdullah expressed his hope that the two countries will further develop opportunities for the expansion of cooperation in trade, investment, tourism and education. “Malaysia would also like to see greater increase in trade especially in commodities and commercial interaction between the private sectors of both countries”, is written in the speech. The King of Malaysia also encouraged to greater exchanges of visits at all levels including political leaders, government officials and businessmen.

       At the luncheon served for all 12 Ambassadors and High Commissioners, the Ambassador Hupcej was seated right beside the King Abdullah, who expressed his interest also in the traditional Czech brands like Baťa or Jawa, and as former football player and Fifa functionary, asked about the tradition and news from the Czech football.