President Pavel praises Czech-German relations in Berlin

On an official visit to Germany, Czech President Petr Pavel highlighted the important role Germany plays in European affairs and the excellent state of bilateral relations between the two neighbor states. “We are writing a new chapter in European history and Germany can play a decisive role in the process," President Pavel said following Tuesday’s meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. Steinmeier said the Czech Republic and Germany are close allies in the EU and NATO and thanked Czechia for leading the multinational NATO battle group in Slovakia.

President Pavel will also meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the late afternoon. Germany is Czechia’s biggest business partner in Europe.