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Czechia’s engagement in NATO’s southern neighborhood


As part of NATO’s cooperative security efforts, the Alliance has played an active role in forging partnerships with various southern countries from North Africa, the Sahel, and the Middle East. Consequently, NATO has supported multiple… more ►

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on World Press Freedom Day


The World Press Freedom Day is annually observed on May 3. On this occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic would like to express its gratitude to all brave journalists and media professionals and to reassure them of the… more ►

Working Visit of President Petr Pavel to NATO Headquarters


The President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel and Mrs. Eva Pavlová visited the NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 19th and 20 April 2023. President Pavel met NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Chairman of the Military Committee of… more ►

Minister Lipavský met NATO SG Stoltenberg


On Monday 27th March 2023, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský met NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss current security policy topics and forthcoming key NATO meetings. more ►

Petr Pavel assumes the office of the President of the Czech Republic


Czechia has a new president – Petr Pavel, a former army general who has extensive experience in the military and international relations. President Pavel's inauguration ceremony took place on 9th March 2023, marking the start of his… more ►

Humanitarian Aid from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Helped Ukrainian Refugees with Shelter and Medical Care


The Czech Republic has actively been providing aid to Ukraine since the first day of Russian aggression. In addition to supplying weapons and military equipment and receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees or voluntary collections of citizens… more ►

Statement by the North Atlantic Council marking one year of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine


1. As we solemnly mark one year of Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine, the gravest threat to Euro-Atlantic security in decades, we as Allies reaffirm our solidarity with the government and people of Ukraine in the heroic… more ►

Czechia sends hundreds of heavy military systems worth tens of billions to Ukraine during the first year of Russian invasion


In the first year of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Czechia has delivered dozens of tanks, combat and armoured vehicles and other heavy military systems to Ukraine. Roughly one third of the material came from the Czech Army, the rest was… more ►

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic visits NATO


On 23rd June 2022, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, at NATO Headquarters. The visit provided an opportunity to discuss the latest preparations for the NATO Leaders’… more ►

NATO Foreign Ministers confirmed the united approach towards Russian aggression


The NATO Foreign Ministers deeply condemned the Russian invasion to Ukraine and its further escalating rhetoric towards NATO and the free and democratic world. The meeting held in Brussels on March 4, 2022 provided opportunity to express… more ►

The Czech Republic handed over the new Military Women’s Training Centre to Jordanian Armed Forces


On 7 June, HRH Princess Salma Bint Abdullah II inaugurated the new Military Women´s Training Centre in Zarqa, Jordan. The construction of the Centre was financed through the NATO-Jordan Trust Fund III. more ►

Minister Metnar: the world is not safer, NATO membership is the best guarantee of defence


Minister Lubomír Metnar welcomed the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, at the Ministry of Defence today. They discussed the security situation and current security threats which include, according to… more ►

North Atlantic Council statement in solidarity with the Czech Republic


1. Today, the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs briefed the North Atlantic Council on activities by Russian operatives inside the Czech Republic, which resulted in the explosions in 2014 of ammunition storage depots at Vrbetice. The explosion… more ►

Czech Republic handed over its NATO Contact Point Embassy Function to Slovenia


The Czech Embassy to Austria held the position of a NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE) from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020. Ms. Katarína Hynková, a diplomat of the Embassy, strived to promote NATO´s credentials for safeguarding… more ►

New Czech Military Representative Major General Alan arrives


On November 1 2020, Major General Jaromír Alan took over his responsibilities as the new Czech Military Representative to NATO and the EU, replacing Lieutenant General František Malenínský. more ►

Ukraine granted status of Enhanced Opportunity Partner


The Czech Republic welcomes that Ukraine has been granted the status of Enhanced Opportunities Partner. This status is part of NATO's Partnership Interoperability Initiative, which aims to maintain and deepen cooperation between Allies and… more ►

New Czech Permanent Representative Jakub Landovský Arrives


Mr Jakub Landovský was appointed Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic in the North Atlantic Council on 15 August 2019. He transferred from the Czech Ministry of Defence where he had served as the Deputy Minister of Defence for Defence… more ►

Czech team ranked second in LOCKED SHIELDS 2019


The Czech team ranked second in the world's largest and most comprehensive cyber security exercise, Locked Shields 2019, organized by NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. A team from France ranked 1st in… more ►

The Czech Republic Celebrated 20 Years of NATO Membership


Together with Poland and Hungary, the Czech Republic joined NATO on March 12, 1999. The admission of three former Eastern Bloc countries to the Alliance confirmed the definitive end of the Cold War in Europe. It signaled further waves of NATO… more ►

Jiří Šedivý participated in the Geneva Peace Week


Ambassador Jiří Šedivý represented the Czech Republic on a panel discussion held on November 6, jointly organized as part of the Geneva Peace Week by the permanent missions of the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the UN in Geneva together with the… more ►

Czech Cyber Agency hosted the Final Coordination Conference on NATO Cyber Coalition 2018 Exercise


​The last fourth NATO Cyber Coalition exercise 2018 planning conference took place in Prague on October 30-31. The conference is a result of the yearlong preparations of the 11th iteration of the exercise. more ►

General Philip Breedlove awarded Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Award 2017


Four-star USAF general and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Philip M. Breedlove was awarded the Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Award 2017. CSTA is awarded biannualy at NATO Days in Ostrava and GLOBSEC konference in Bratislava to… more ►

Czech parliamentarians attended a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels


Representatives of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic attended a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly held from 18 to 20 February 2017 in Brussels. The Parliamentary Assembly held a joint session… more ►

The North Atlantic Council opened the NATO-ICI Regional Centre in Kuwait


During the NAC trip to Kuwait on January 24, 2017 Allied Ambassadors participated in an opening ceremony of the Regional Centre NATO-ICI and held a joint meeting with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. more ►

Allied Ambassadors Visited Georgia


The first trip of the North Atlantic Council after the recent Warsaw Summit took place on 7 and 8 September in Georgia. The visit, historically fourth of its kind, confirmed the unique place of this aspirant country among NATO’s partners. more ►

Future Forces Forum 2016


The Future Forces Forum 2016 takes place in Prague from 17 to 21 October 2016. more ►

Statement of the MFA on Status of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

With reference to some media reports on the status of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs about the following: more ►

New unrest and instability on Europe’s periphery by Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO

The year 2014 may well be seen by future historians as the most important (re)defining moment for European security since the end of the cold war. The strategic landscape of Europe’s neighbourhood seems to be radically different today from… more ►

The Strategic Imperative of TTIP (by Ambassador Jiří Šedivý)

BRUSSELS – As negotiations between the European Union and the United States over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) move toward a final agreement, opponents of the proposed pact are becoming more vocal. Criticism of… more ►