Hamáček: Senate speaker's trip to Taiwan in conflict with Czech foreign policy

The visit of Senate Speaker Miloš Vystrčil to Taiwan is in conflict with Czech foreign policy and will carry consequences that will affect the Czech Republic, Interior Minister Jan Hamáček said on Czech Television this Sunday. Mr. Vystrčil, who was discussing the issue with Mr. Hamáček on the weekly Otázky Václava Moravce political debate programme, said that the trip will be beneficial to Czech-Taiwanese economic relations and will be a clear statement of sovereignty in Czech foreign relations.

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Author: Tom McEnchroe