Illustrative photo – Meeting of President of the Republic Miloš Zeman with President-elect Petr Pavlo, February 13, 2023, Lány.
Lány (Kladensko) – President-elect Petr Pavel will meet, for example, French President Emmanuel Macron or Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauséda at the security conference in Munich on Friday and Saturday. He said this after today's meeting with outgoing head of state Miloš Zeman in Lány. Further meetings are under discussion. Among other things, he wants to appeal for quick military aid to Ukraine attacked by Russia.
Pavel is also likely to visit Slovakia and President Zuzana Čaputová by the end of March, he will also meet Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The conference will take place in the Bavarian capital this week from Friday to Sunday, one one of the main topics will be the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In addition to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the event will also be attended by, for example, Polish President Andrzej Duda, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg or high-ranking Chinese diplomat Wang I.
Pavel considers meetings on the sidelines of the conference to be more of an introduction. But he wants to emphasize that the friendliness with which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi was received last week in Britain, France or Brussels should not remain only at the level of words or emotions, but should be transformed into very quick and concrete military assistance.< /p>
“It appears from various sources that the Russian Federation is preparing a counter-offensive. It may be quite fundamental. If Ukraine is not sufficiently equipped to be able to counter offensively, there could be a rather fundamental twist in the development of the conflict,” said Pavel .
This week, in addition to Munich, he is planning a trip to the Karlovy Vary region on Wednesday and Thursday, where he wants to meet the leaders of the region and cities and visit schools, companies and representatives of non-profit organizations. He is interested in how the crisis affects the citizens of the region and how they perceive government measures. In general, he also wants to talk about the main problems of the region, for example, the lack of schools, the availability of health care and the possibility of cultural and sports activities.