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Ambassador Chatardová made official visit to Scotland

On 21-23 November, Ambassador Marie Chatardová made her first official visit to Scotland.

She held talks with Scottish Government Minister for Constitution, Foreign Relations and Culture, Angus Robertson, and Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament Alison Johnstone. She met with Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Robert Aldridge, or with the Deputy Vice-Principal of the University of Edinburgh, as well as with representatives of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. The main topics were Czech-Scottish cooperation, be it political, cultural or economic. Among important topics were specific bilateral initiatives, also the situation of Czech students at Scottish universities, or the current situation in Scotland in the context of the Russian aggression in Ukraine and the energy crisis.

Together with Minister Robertson, the Ambassador opened the Scottish-Czech reception, where representatives of the Scottish Government and the local consular community had the opportunity to meet with the Czech community, including Czech students in Scotland. The event was an example of close Czech-Scottish relations that are deeply rooted in the common history. This fact was also commemorated by the exhibition "We will never surrender!", prepared for this year's 80th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid, whose main protagonists Gabčík and Kubiš, together with other Czechoslovak paratroopers, were trained in Scotland. During her trip, the Ambassador also visited the former Scottish-Czechoslovak House, a place reminding of our common historical ties.


Scotland Autumn 2022