On February 4, 2020 Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko made a working visit to the Czech Republic at the invitation of his Czech counterpart.
During his visit, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine held talks with Czech Foreign Minister Tomaš Petříček, Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babiš, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade, Minister of Transport Karel Havliček and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament Radek Vondráček.
The Czech side reaffirmed an unwavering support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as Ukraine's course towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
The parties agreed to intensify regional cooperation within the Eastern Partnership initiative and the Visegrad Four, in which the Czech Republic presides until 30 June 2020.
Minister Prystaiko thanked the Czech side for providing financial assistance and supporting reforms in Ukraine, as well as a decision to provide medical treatment to wounded Ukrainian soldiers.
During the visit, Minister Prystaiko delivered opening remarks at the inaugural session of the Ukrainian-Czech Forum - a discussion platform of leading Ukrainian and Czech experts. During the event, the Agreement on Cooperation between the State Archival Service of Ukraine, on one side, and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes as well as the Archives of State Security Affairs of the Czech Republic, on other side, was signed.
In addition, Vadym Prystaiko met with representatives of leading Czech companies and encouraged them to enter Ukraine’s market more actively, as well as invest in Ukraine’s economy.
The Minister met with leaders of Ukrainian diaspora organizations in the Czech Republic, thanked them for their volunteer support of the Ukrainian Army, as well as for their efforts to deliver to the Czech society the truth about Russia's aggression against Ukraine.