Wednesday, 3 November 2021, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany: Premier Dr. Reiner Haseloff welcomed the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, HE Tomáš Kafka, for his official inaugural visit to the State Chancellery. He took over the office of Czech Ambassador in Germany back in August 2020. Dr Markéta Meissnerová, Resident Consul General of the Czech Republic in Dresden, also took part in the talks as she likewise covers the state of Saxony-Anhalt.
Among the topics discussed in the joint talks were possibilities for the further expansion of bilateral relations, the strong economic ties and questions of structural change.
The Czech Republic and Saxony-Anhalt are connected in many ways. At the level of economic cooperation, the Czech Republic is among Saxony-Anhalt’s top 10 foreign trade partners. In 2020, companies from our federal state exported goods worth around 876.8 million euros, while imports reached 586.7 million euros. More than 40 companies with majority Czech investors currently operate in Saxony-Anhalt, especially in Zeitz, Schkopau and Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
Seven municipalities in Saxony-Anhalt maintain partnership relations with municipalities and cities in the Czech Republic:
– Bernburg with Chomutov- Dessau-Roßlau with Roudnice nad Labem- Egeln with Bzenec- Halberstadt with Nachod- Naumburg (Saale) with the Association of Towns with a Hussite History and Tradition- Seehausen (Altmark) with Jabloné nad Orlici- Stendal with Svitavy.
There are also many exchanges in the fields of science and education. All of the state’s universities cooperate with Czech universities. In addition, 18 school partnerships are active.
For further information:
Government of Saxony-Anhalt: https://europa.sachsen-anhalt.de/internationales/aktuelles-international/antrittsbesuch-tschechischer-botschafter/Attachments area