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The Speech of the President of the Czech Republic during the opening ceremony of the Czech House

11/27/2018

Dear friends, dear Prime Minister, dear Bibi, dear Sara,

What to start with. I remember one part of Shakespeare. What do you read, my lord? Words, words, words. Bibi we politicians sometimes produce plenty of words, but what you see is the action, is the deed. That is why I want to express my sincerest thanks for the people, who instead of words organized this candle against the darkness, the candle of the friendship between our two nations. It is a great honor for us, that you participate in the opening of the Czech House.

In near future, I firmly believe and deep in my heart I do believe we shall overcome, there will be not only the Embassy, but also a nice Czech tavern with good Czech beer.

Friends, let me declare the Czech House opening and I firmly believe my fourth visit to Israel will be the opening of the Czech Embassy.

Miloš Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic, Czech House, Jerusalem, 27th November 2018

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