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Zeman Calls Meeting Of Top Officials To Debate Foreign Policy

Andrej Babiš, Miloš Zeman

Prague, Aug 29 (CTK) – President Milos Zeman has called a meeting of top elected officials to discuss foreign policy, Zeman said at the beginning of his talks with Czech ambassadors today.


The meeting will be held on September 12, Zeman’s spokesman Jiri Ovcacek has told CTK.


The representatives of the government, Presidential Office, the parliament and the defence and foreign ministers had regular meetings during Zeman’s first tenure (2013-2018).


This will be their first meeting since his March re-election. Interior Minister Jan Hamacek (Social Democrats, CSSD) said he welcomed the renewal of the schedule.


“It has turned out that this format is very useful,” Hamacek said.


In his speech, Zeman dismissed the notion that there were any differences in foreign policy between the government and him.


At previous meetings, the top officials discussed the support for economic diplomacy, the Czech presidency of the Visegrad Four (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) and the fight against Islamic State.