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Czech President urged not to focus on Russia

Czech President Milos Zeman

For the sake of success in the second round of elections, Zeman was advised not to stay the course on Russia and China.

Czech Prime Minister Andrew Babish advised the head of state Milos Zeman to dissociate themselves from Russia and China, commenting on the results of the first round of presidential elections, RIA Novosti reported.

“If Mr. President wants to achieve success in the second round, you should clearly declare that he does not intend to focus our country to the East − Russia and China − and that he visits these countries for the sake of our firms to have business there. We must not forget that the Czech Republic is a member of the EU and NATO,” said Babish.

Note, the opponent of Zeman in the second round of elections, George Dragos, said that if elected President he intends to strengthen cooperation with the EU and supports the continuation of anti-Russian sanctions .

Recall that In the Czech Republic on 12 and 13 January, the first round of the presidential election. According to preliminary data, the victory was won by Zeman from 38.58% of the vote, second place went to the former Chairman of the Academy of Sciences jiří Dragos scored 26,59% of the vote. Both, according to the rules, will become participants of the second round of voting, which will take place on 26 and 27 January.

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