Czech, Slovak presidents to visit Ukraine in April
Petr Pavel (Photo:REUTERS/Eva Korinkova)
Recently elected President of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, and the President of Slovakia, Zuzana Čaputová, confirmed plans for a joint April visit to Ukraine, Radio Liberty reported on March 13.
Pavel traveled to Slovakia as his first trip abroad after taking the oath of office on March 9. Since the amicable dissolution of Czechoslovakia 30 years ago, it has become a tradition that the presidents and prime ministers of both countries make their first and last official visit to each other’s countries.
In addition to the traditional focus on bilateral relations, Russia's war against Ukraine was the main topic of conversation between Pavel and his Slovak counterpart.
On March 12, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone call with Petr Pavel. Zelesnkyy briefed his colleague on the situation at the front and Ukraine's security needs. The presidents also discussed Ukraine's ascension to the EU.
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