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Czech ministers visit Afghanistan

Czech Defence Minister Vlasta Parkanova together with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg visited Afghanistan in mid April 2007.

Vlasta Parkanová Meeting with Children

In the course of their visit they opened the Embassy of the Czech Republic to Afghanistan in Kabul. The Embassy is led by chargé d'affaires Filip Velach until an Ambassador is appointed. Former Czechoslovakia closed its embassy in Kabul in 1992.

The Czech delegation to Afghanistan was received by Afghan President Hamid Karzai who highlighted Czech support for his country. The talks included also business opportunities.

From the left: Minister Schwarzenberg and President Karzai

Minister of Defence Vlasta Parkanova visited personnel of the Czech Field Hospital serving in Kabul, met with soldiers and handed over presents to local children.


Minister Salutes Personnel of the Field Hospital Minister Meets Service-members From the right: Deputy Defence Minister Jaroslav Kopriva, LTG Vlastimil Picek, Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, Senator Petr Pithart, and Defence Minister Vlasta Parkanova speaking Family Hospital Photo


Ms Vlasta Parkanova greets Slovak Major From the right: Chief of Czech General Staff Lieutenant General Vlastimil Picek, and Defence Minister Vlasta Parkanova meeting soldiers Family Photo with Children Small Talk with Children


Posted: April 17, 2007