< /p> Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský (center) took part in the Munich Security Conference. In the photo from February 18, 2023, he is accompanied by Czech Ambassador to Germany Tomáš Kafka (left) and Czech Consul General in Munich Ivana Červenková (right).
Munich (Germany) – Europe and the West are united in their attitude to the conflict in Ukraine. According to Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský, this is the main conclusion of the three-day Munich Security Conference, which will end in the Bavarian capital on Sunday. According to Lipavsky, the unity is not disturbed by the various debates about the extent of support for Ukraine, because clear words of support for Kyiv in its fight against the Russian invasion were heard in Munich. Lipava and the elected president of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel, today in the Bavarian capital on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, discussed with Polish President Andrzej Duda, among other things, the development of mutual transport connections.
journalists. “Europe is united. We are united. The West is united,” he added.
According to Lipavský, it is not clear what the conflict will look like in the future. “But the aid declarations are strong,” he said. “The key is for the declarations to be filled with concrete deeds, but other formats are used for this, which are intensively devoted to this,” he said about the help of Western countries to Ukraine.
Pavel and Lipavský met with Polish President Duda
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský and President-elect of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel discussed with Polish President Andrzej Duda today in the Bavarian capital on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, among other things, the development of mutual transport links. Pavel wrote on Twitter that he is looking forward to an early meeting in Warsaw, where he wants to go on one of his first trips abroad after the inauguration in March.
“I discussed mutual cooperation, including transport infrastructure, as well as cooperation within the Visegrad Group (V4),” wrote Lipavský on Twitter. “Relations with Polish friends are of great importance, even more so in today's difficult times, when together we have to help solve problems beyond our borders. I look forward to cooperation and an early meeting in Warsaw,” said Pavel. Duda, on the other hand, published a video on Twitter in which he shakes hands with Pavel.
After the statement of the unsuccessful presidential candidate Andrej Babiš from the election campaign, in which he questioned the possible help to Poland and the Baltic countries in the event of their possible military attack, Pavel promised , that he will go to Poland on his second foreign trip. Pavel would like to visit Ukraine and Germany shortly after the inauguration.
Pavel, Lipavský and Duda met for breakfast today. Pavel, who wants to use the conference in Munich to establish relations and contacts for his upcoming presidential mandate, also met in the Bavarian capital for a joint debate with Lipavský. After his election, Pavel repeatedly said that he wanted the Castle and the government to coordinate their foreign policy actions.
After the meeting with Duda, Pavel met with Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder in the morning. This meeting took place at Söder's request. “The further development of the Bavarian-Czech border area is particularly important to us,” wrote the Bavarian Prime Minister on Twitter. He supplemented the tweet with a photo of him shaking hands with Pavel.