US and Czechia to sign defense cooperation agreement

Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová is in Washington where she is due sign a defense cooperation agreement between Czechia and the United States. The agreement will create an overarching framework to codify already existing cooperation between the two countries' militaries. It will also set a legal framework for possible deployment of U.S. troops on Czech territory and their cooperation with the Czech armed forces. The U.S. has such agreements with 24 other NATO members, including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania and Bulgaria.