Hotovely and Sramek
Hotovely and SramekCzech Foreign Ministry

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) held a series of official meetings in Prague as part of the political dialogue with the Czech Republic, one of Israel's greatest friends.

The dialogue dealt with a number of issues, primarily the transfer of the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.

Hotovely met with her counterparts in the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Foreign Ministers Martin Tlapa and Ivo Sramek, emphasizing the importance of the transfer of the embassy as part of efforts to do historic justice for the capital of the Jewish people for 3000 years.

At the meeting, the deputy foreign minister stressed the importance of the move and the fact that the Czech Republic has already made a number of official statements in support of the move via its parliament and president.

During the meetings, the issue of the Iranian nuclear program came up ahead of President Trump's decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. In addition, an economic plan was presented to promote relations between the countries, with an emphasis on innovation, academia and science.

The highlight of the visit is expected to take place this evening at 7:00 pm during a festive event hosted by Czech President Milos Zeman at Prague Castle, during which the Czech president and Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely are to speak. At the request of the Czech president, the event will be broadcast live through local media.

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