Tuesday, 13 April 2021, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany: The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Germany, Tomáš Kafka, was welcomed by Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte for his inaugural visit to Bremen City Hall.
At the beginning of the appointment, the diplomat signed the Golden Book of the City of Bremen. This was followed by an exchange of ideas in the Senate Chamber. Kafka was accompanied by Cultural Attaché Zuzana Chrištofová.
Among other things, the Ambassador’s visit to the Research Centre for Eastern Europe (FSO) at the University of Bremen was a topic of discussion. The FSO’s extensive archive contains more than 100,000 documents, photographs and works of art by dissidents from the former Soviet Union, Poland and the former Czechoslovakia.
Ambassador Kafka very impressed by the estates of several dissidents who were important to him in his personal and diplomatic biography. “I was particularly fascinated by the documents of Czech-Polish Solidarność,” says the top Czech envoy. Founded in 1982 in the midst of the “Cold War”, the FSO today studies the Eastern Bloc and its societies with their culture, as well as analysing current developments in the post-Soviet region.
Mayor Bovenschulte emphasised how important the exchange with a diplomat from Central Europe on the pan-European situation was to him.
Further appointments took Ambassador Kafka to the Bremen City-State Diet (Landtag) as well as to the Bremen Chamber of Commerce (IHK for Bremen and Bremerhaven).
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