Czech government delegation to travel to Iraq

Prime Minister Petr Nečas is to head a Czech government delegation to Iraq next week. The precise date of the visit is being kept secret for security reasons. It will be the first visit by a Czech top official to Bagdad since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Defense Minister Alexander Vondra and Trade Minister Martin Kocourek will be accompanying the prime minister for talks that are expected to focus on business and the Czech Republic’s know-how in the process of transition from totalitarian rule to democracy.