US President Barack Obama comes for a state visit to the Czech Republic

3/31/2009 , Prague

The President of the United States of America Barack H. Obama and his wife Michelle will visit Prague during the days 4th – 5th April 2009.

The Czech Republic President Václav Klaus and Mrs. Livie Klausová will personally greet the presidential couple at the airport Prague – Stará Ruzyně on Saturday 4th April 2009 in the afternoon hours. There will be an official greeting ceremony with military honours at the Prague Castle on Sunday 5th April at 8:30.

The both presidential couples will privately meet at 8:45 and a bilateral act of the Czech Republic´s President and the Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek with the President Barack Obama will follow.

The American President will present his speech at Hradčanské náměstí at 10:00. Consecutively, he will attend a EU – USA summit, during which he will meet all the members of the Union membership states.

Radim Ochvat, Director of the Press Department