Czech and Polish presidents discuss global security at meeting in Nachod

Outgoing Czech President Miloš Zeman and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda met in the town of Nachod, close to the Polish-Czech border on Tuesday to discuss economic cooperation, global security issues and military assistance to Ukraine. The Czech president likewise brought up a highly controversial statement made by presidential candidate Andrej Babiš who said in a live debate on Sunday night that if elected he would refuse to send troops to defend NATO allies Poland and the Baltics in case they were attacked. President Zeman assured his Polish counterpart that Czechia would naturally honour its commitments in NATO and said he attributed the unfortunate remark to the tense pre-election atmosphere in Czechia.