Government approves foreign visits to China and Iran
The government has approved Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek’s visit to Iran and President Miloš Zeman’s trip to China, which are set to take place at the start of September. The information was announced on the website of the Office of the Government on Wednesday. Some ministers, such as Culture Minister Daniel Herman, voted against the visits, arguing that human rights are violated both in Iran and China. The Czech President stirred controversy when he announced that he would attend a military parade in Beijing marking the end of WWII in Asia. Mr Zeman is the only West European leader to travel to China and it will be his second visit to the country in less than a year.