US-Czech trade mission leaves for Chicago

A joint US-Czech trade mission to the United States will leave Prague on Saturday and visit the midwestern city of Chicago. The trade mission was announced at a press conference at the American embassy in Prague on Tuesday, and is co-sponsored by the NGO American Friends of the Czech Republic, and CzechInvest, the company in charge of attracting foreign investment to the Czech Republic. The mission will consist of ten Czech companies from the electronics sector who are looking to build trade links in the United States. Radio Prague's Alena Skodova spoke to Judith Garber, the First Secretary of the American embassy, and asked her first of all why Chicago had been chosen for the trade mission: