President Pavel meets with great-granddaughter of first Czechoslovak president in New York

Czech President Petr Pavel will end his working visit to the United States, where he attended a meeting of the UN General Assembly, with a trip to the arms factory Colt CZ in Hartford, Connecticut on Friday.  Colt, an American arms manufacturer whose tradition dates back to the mid-19th century, was bought by the CZG - Česká zbrojovka Group in 2021. The company later changed its name to Colt CZ Group.

On Thursday President Pavel met with Czech expats in New York, visited an exhibition at the Czech Center and the One Vanderbildt skyscraper. At the exhibition, which was prepared to mark 30 years since the break-up of Czechoslovakia, the president met with its curator, Charlotte Kotíková, the great-granddaughter of the first Czechoslovak president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

In the 2020 census, 1.4 million people in the United States claimed Czech roots or identity.