Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Prague on December 6, 2019.
The minister will deliver a speech on the legacy of 1989 in Europe and on the challenges of European sovereignty and security today, within the framework of an international symposium on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain organized by the French Research Center in Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, the Czech Academy of Science and the ERC TARICA research project supported by the EU Horizon 2020 program on sociopolitical changes in North Africa.
30 years after the Velvet Revolution, Jean-Yves Le Drian will meet with former dissidents and signatories of Charter 77, in order to pay tribute to their commitment to democracy and freedoms.
He will meet with his Czech counterpart, Tomas Petricek. In the context of our close and dynamic bilateral relations, the discussions will focus on the major current European and international issues on which our countries closely collaborate, notably the joint contributions to the security and stability of the Sahel.