Czech and Slovak governments hold joint session

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Petr Nečas and Robert Fico, as well as members of their respective cabinets, met in Uherské Hradiště, as well as Trenčin, on Monday – a day after the 94th anniversary of Czechoslovakia, and to mark this year's 20th anniversary of the break-up of the federation. The meeting was largely seen as an opportunity to reinforce strong ties. Mr Fico praised communication with his Czech counterpart on EU questions and other topics. A number of areas considered key for Mr Nečas’ cabinet at the meeting included security, energy policy and transport. Close cooperation between the countries’ armed forces was also discussed.

Author: Jan Velinger