Czech president to travel to Azerbaijan on official visit
President Václav Klaus is set to travel to the Republic of Azerbaijan next Monday for an official four-day visit to the country, which is Eurasia’s largest. The Czech president will meet with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev, as well as the country’s prime minister, Artur Rasizad, and other senior politicians. On occasion of Mr. Klaus’s visit, a number of bilateral agreements between the Czech Republic and Azerbaijan will be signed, including an agreement on the mutual protection of investments. Azerbaijan is rich in oil and gas; energy is one of the fields in which the Czech Republic strives to expand its collaboration with the country. Despite closing many of its embassies world-wide, the Czech Republic in March opened a new embassy in Azerbaijan.