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Czech Republic and the UK

Relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom have long enjoyed an excellent level. Diplomatic relations between the countries were established immediately after the formation of the Czech Republic in 1993. The high level of relations is based on the tradition of good ties between Czechoslovakia and the United Kingdom in history, either after the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918, during the Second World War, or after 1989.

Vaclav Havel and TRH

The Czech Republic and the United Kingdom cooperate not only in the political and economic, but also in social, cultural, scientific and educational areas. Countries have similar views on a number of topics in foreign policy and global security. The cooperation intensified after the Czech Republic joined NATO and EU.

Vaclav Klaus and HRH

Very good level of relations was reflected, inter alia, in the fact that, after the EU enlargement,  the United Kingdom opened its labour market to citizens of the Czech Republic.  In the security and military areas the countries have worked together for example in Afghanistan. The importance of Czech-British trade and economic exchange continues to grow. The United Kingdom is the fourth most important Czech export market and its twelvth trading partner.

David Cameron and Petr Nečas

Recent visits of the Czech Republic officials in the UK:

May 29 -30, 2014 Foreign Secretary Lubomír Zaorálek

June 28, 2013 Defense Secretary Vlastimil Picek

April 17, 2013 Prime Minister Petr Nečas and former President Václav Klaus attended Margaret Thatcher´s funeral

March 6-7, 2013 Foreign Secretary Karel Schwarzenberg

November 27, 2012 President Václav Klaus

July 27-30, 2012 President Václav Klaus - Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games

May 4-6, 2012 Chief of Defense Staff gen.Vlastimil Picek together with Archbishop of Prague Dominik Duka

February 29 - March 1 Prime Minister Petr Nečas

October 12-13, 2012 Foreign Secretary Karel Schwarzenberg