President of the Czech Republic expected to pay visit to Tajikistan in November

26/09/2014 14:06
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, September 26, 2014, Asia-Plus – Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov has met with his Czech counterpart Lubomir Zaoralek in New York on the sidelines of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, the Tajik MFA information department reported on September 26.

The two reportedly discussed state and prospects of further expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation between their countries.

Aslov and Zaoralek also discussed related to preparation of the visit of the President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman to Tajikistan that is scheduled for November this year.  They underlined the significance of close cooperation between the foreign ministries of the two countries for successful preparation of the visit.

Milos Zeman is the third and current President of the Czech Republic, in office since 8 March 2013. Previously he served as the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic from 1998 to 2002.  As leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party during the 1990s, he transformed it into one of the country's major parties. He was Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Czech parliament, from 1996 to 1998.  In January 2013, Zeman was elected as President of the Czech Republic. He is the first directly elected President in Czech history; both of his predecessors, Vaclav Havel and Vaclav Klaus, were elected by the Parliament.

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