Czechia to advocate for support for Ukraine during US visit by president, foreign minister

Czechia will push for support for Ukraine and the punishment of Russia for its war on that country during a visit to the United States by President Petr Pavel and Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský starting on Sunday, the former’s office said on Wednesday.

Mr. Pavel is due to speak at the 78th UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday and will also hold talks with a number of leaders, including UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres.

He and Mr Lipavský plan to present the Czech candidacy for the UN Security Council for the years 2032 and 2033.

Mr. Lipavský will also meet high-level UN officials and counterparts from various countries and will use bilateral meetings to conduct outreach to the countries of the Global South, a spokesperson said.

Author: Ian Willoughby