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Czech President has words of praise for Malta

Czech President Milos Zeman (left) in conversation with the Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in Malta Tonio Casapinta.

Czech President Milos Zeman (left) in conversation with the Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in Malta Tonio Casapinta.

During the Czech Honorary Consuls’ meeting held recently in Prague, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in Malta Tonio Casapinta held a meeting with Czech President Milos Zeman.

During the meeting, Mr Zeman dwelt in detail on Malta’s glorious past, showing himself to be well-informed about the heroic acts of the Maltese during World War II, assimilating these events to those of his own country.

He told Mr Casapinta he looked forward to the opportunity of visiting Malta during his term of office.

Well over 125 honorary consuls from all over the world attended the meeting at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Prague. The meeting covered all aspects of Czech diplomacy, with particular emphasis being given to economic diplomacy, a priority of the Czech government.

Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok, Foreign Affairs Minister Jan Kohout and various officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry also addressed the consuls.

Mr Casapinta was also selected to form part of a 15-member group of honorary consuls to discuss implementation methods of economic diplomacy.

Also forming part of the programme was a cultural tour for consuls and their spouses to the Skoda Museum, where the history of this Czech flagship brand is exhibited, and a highly enjoyable concert by a Czech Saxophone Quartet was held at the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady at Strahov Monastery, a jewel of Czech religious architecture.

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