Zeman wants to send Czech troops to Golan Heights

President Miloš Zeman has expressed support for the deployment of Czech troops to the Golan Heights as part of the UN peace mission. Speaking at a meeting with Czech ambassadors on Tuesday, President Zeman said that given the uncertain situation in Syria it is important for the Czech Republic to take a more active part in UN peace missions. He said he has already discussed the possibility of joining the Golan Heights mission with the outgoing Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok and Foreign Minister Jan Kohout. The Austrian government has recently decided to pull out of the Golan Heights mission, due to the intensified conflict in Syria.

Author: Masha Volynsky