Politicians react to Babiš's NATO statement

Czech prime minister Petr Fiala reacted to presidential candidate Andrej Babiš's statement about NATO on Twitter, saying that the role of the president should be to represent the country and build relationships, not damage its reputation and create uncertainty about its reliability amongst its allies. He said furthermore that it was in the interests of the country that the Czech Republic is taken seriously by its partners and allies and he hopes that voters will take this into account when they go to the polls this weekend.

Mr Babiš's opponent in the presidential race, Petr Pavel, wrote on Twitter that if he is elected president, his second trip as head of state will be to Poland, to assure the country that Czechia will honour its agreements towards them.

Author: Anna Fodor