The aim of the meeting was to discuss control of the outer Schengen borders, the closing of the 'Balkan route', and broadening information exchange between the countries and border organisations.
On 21st March 2016, Czech soldiers, together with Malian forces, successfully foiled an attack on the Headquarters of the EU Training Mission in Bamako.
A two-week joint training exercise of Belgian and Czech helicopter crews is under way at Namest Helicopter Base, in the Jeseniky Mountains and will be followed by air-to-ground live-fire practices at the Boletice Military Training Area.
Soldiers of the 43rd Airborne Battalion, based in Chrudim, participated last week in a routine helicopter combat rappel training exercise.
A five-day training exercise recently organised at the Centre of Biological Protection at Techonin was aimed at testing the readiness of staff in dealing with the potential outbreak of highly infectious diseases or a bio-terrorist attack on Czech territory.