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Czech team in Israel is now working under one roof

Czech Embassy in Tel Aviv opened a shared trade office in the embassy building, where staff representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Office of the Czech Government and agencies CzechTrade and CzechInvest (under the Ministry of Industry and Trade) will work together. A team of diplomats and local specialists will work within this office.

"The concept of a shared trade office at the embassy fits into the broader efforts of Czech diplomacy to operate abroad under one common roof, share information and contacts and jointly prepare events," said Minister Tomáš Petříček. Information sharing is supported by the joint information system SINPRO, which is used by economic diplomats and by CzechTrade. Thanks to the joint action, there are also cost savings.

Trade Office 2

Trade Office 2

"The embassy in Tel Aviv is the first office where this integration between the trade department and the CzechTrade agency has succeeded. I am glad that this trend, which arose during my tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs, continues. ”Said the Czech Ambassador to Israel Martin Stropnický during the ceremonial opening of the office. The office will be a single point of contact for Czech companies looking for business partners in the ranks of local companies or state institutions. Its employees will work together to contribute to the long-term presence of Czech companies on the Israeli market. Furthermore, Czech universities and research centers that would like to develop their activities in the local environment can also turn to the trade office.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Martin Tlapa, who encouraged the construction of a joint office in Tel Aviv, adds: “The joint operation of state institutions and agencies abroad is a rational concept that brings financial savings and multiplies services for Czech companies. The pandemic shows that diplomacy needs to serve even more professionally in difficult times, overcoming the practical problems of our clients and passing on information about new opportunities that arise at this time. ”