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March 26, 2018 5:29 pm | FILED UNDER: politics

PM Babis Hosts U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan

By ČTK Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis Meets US House Speaker Paul Ryan in Prague

Prague, March 26 (CTK) – Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis met U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who is on a private visit in the Czech Republic, at the Government Office and they talked about economic, trade and scientific cooperation today.

 

Ryan with his family is supposed to stay in the Czech Republic for a few days.

 

On Tuesday, he will address an extraordinary session of the lower house of the Czech parliament. He and the house’s chairman, Radek Vondracek, should also sign a joint declaration, referring to the establishment of the independent Czechoslovakia 100 years ago and the U.S. contribution to it.

 

Babis and Ryan today discussed this anniversary, too.

 

Also on Tuesday, Ryan will take part in a conference on the U.S. role in the European security architecture, held in the upper house of parliament.

 

He will meet some top Czech politicians during these events.

 

The last U.S. supreme representative to visit the Czech Republic officially was president Barack Obama in 2010. He attended the U.S.-Russian summit in Prague where he and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). They also held bilateral talks with the then Czech head of state, Vaclav Klaus.

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