French President Macron Welcomes Czech President Pavel


French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Czech President Petr Pavel at the Elysée Palace on Wednesday. Pavel arrived in France for a two-day visit, marking the first official presidential visit by a Czech head of state to France since 2014.

The visit is set to revolve around discussions on various foreign policy situations, including the political climate in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip. However, one of the main topics of discussion is expected to be the shared views of both countries on the future of nuclear energy.

President Pavel has planned to meet with the leadership of the small modular reactor project NUWARD as part of his visit. This aligns with the broader conversation about nuclear energy and the role it might play in the future of both countries.

After he meets with President Macron, Pavel is scheduled to meet with fellow Czech nationals in France. He will also unveil a bench dedicated to Václav Havel, the first President of the Czech Republic and a prominent figure in the country’s history.

On Thursday, the Czech President is set to meet with the President of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, and France’s Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne. These meetings will further solidify the diplomatic ties between France and the Czech Republic and possibly open avenues for future collaboration in various fields.

Overall, this visit signifies an essential moment in Czech-French relations, strengthening ties and cooperation between the two nations.