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A delegation of Minister of defence, Mr. Martin Stropnický, visited Japan

A delegation of H.E. Mr. Martin Stropnický, Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, visited Japan on 3 – 5 December 2015 accompanied by representatives of Czech companies. Program included security-policy and business  meetings. An important point of the visit was consisted of unveiling a  monument to members of Czechoslovak legions in Fuchu.
 

A delegation of H.E. Mr. Martin Stropnický, Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, visited Japan on 3 – 5 December 2015. He met not only his Japanese counterpart, H.E. Mr. Gen Nakatani, but also Hon. Seigo Kitamura, Head of the Security Committee of the House of Representatives of the Diet.

Minister Stropnicky Delegation

Minister Stropnicky Delegation

On the occasion of the visit of minister Stropnický, a monument to members of Czechoslovak legions who died in Japan in 1919 during their transfer from Russia back to Europe was unveiled at the catholic cemetery in the city of Fuchu. That is why the minister’s delegation consisted not only of representatives of the Ministry of Defence but also of Czech MP’s, members of the committee for military affairs of the lower chamber of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, as well as of representatives of  Czechoslovak legionnaires and military historians. The mayor of the city of Fuchu, Mr. Takano Norio, also took part in the ceremonial.

Ceremonial in Fuchu

Ceremonial in Fuchu

Minister Stropnický was also accompanied by representatives of Czech companies who met their potential Japanese business partners. A cocktail party in the premises of the embassy was hosted by ambassador Dub to conclude the successful stay of the delegation in Japan.