President Zeman receives US ambassador

President Miloš Zeman met with the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen King at Prague Castle on Wednesday. According to the president’s spokesman, Jiří Ovčáček, the talks focused on bilateral relations and international developments, as well as the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

Ambassador King, who replaced Andrew Schapiro in the post, handed his credentials to President Zeman last December.

President Zeman’s relations with the previous ambassador were strained after Andrew Schapiro expressed reservations about Zeman's presence at the Victory celebration in Moscow in 2015 in spite of most European leaders' decision to shun the event due to the annexation of Crimea by Russia.