The Democratic Club Position No. 62 On the appearance of Miloš Zeman on Chinese TV

Before the visit of Chinese President in the Czech Republic M. Zeman expressed himself in television of the PRC in the sense that the Czech Republic will not act anymore under pressure from the USA and the EU and it will defend its national interests. The Democratic Club considers that the Czech Republic never acted under such pressure. It acted in the spirit of the government´s conception, which considers membership in the NATO and in the EU as the basis of our security. We consider Miloš Zeman´s words to be a statement that is inconsistent with the government’s foreign policy, which we fully support. We welcome cooperation with all countries and thus also with China, on the basis of equality, mutual benefit and respect for all existing agreements and obligations.

Prague, April 12, 2016