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Greeting from the new Ambassador

Introduction of the new Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Canada

Dear friends, 

 

On Monday, September 9, 2019, I presented my letters of credence to the Governor General, H.E. Julie Payette and commenced my mission as the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Canada.

It is a tremendous honor to represent my homeland in Canada, in the great and beautiful country, which stood by our nation on many historic occasions. Czech-Canadians (along with Czech-Americans when the US was neutral) were joining the Canadian army during the First World War, responding to the call of the future first Czechoslovak President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk to fight for an independent modern Czech and Slovak statehood. Czech-Canadians also greatly contributed to the re-creation of Czechoslovakia after the Second World War. With the Czech-Canadians as a strong advocate, Canada recognized the Czechoslovak government in exile already on October 12, 1940 and provided grounds for the training of Czech pilots in the RAF. Many Czechs that had to flee Czechoslovakia were welcomed in Canada during the Cold War and created here one of the most important centers of the Czech democratic exile at the time.

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to contribute in the coming years to the further development of the close relations, which exist between our countries in all areas, in foreign and security policy, trade, research, education, culture and even sports.

Dear friends of the Czech Republic in Canada, dear Czech-Canadians, I would like to send you my cordial regards and ask you for your support. I will be grateful to you for kindly sharing this message with your friends as my invitation to keeping in touch and working together. I look forward to getting together with you often, including at events that we are going to organize for you with my colleagues. I will appreciate hearing from you about events that you will be organizing, so we can pass the invitation along. If you are interested in receiving information from us via e-mail, please send us your contact information.

I would also like to invite you to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. I will be very grateful to you for kindly sharing my posts with your friends.

You can also find out more about me also at our website.

Many thanks and best regards,

 

Yours sincerely,

Bořek Lizec

 

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