New US ambassador to Prague accentuates business ties


The new US ambassador to the Czech Republic, Stephen B. King, said at a meeting with journalists on Thursday that his primary goal is to support the development of economic relations between the two countries.

Ambassador King, who handed his credentials to President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday, said the meeting with the Czech head of state had been honest, open and fruitful. He expressed the hope to soon hold talks with the country’s new prime minister, Andrej Babiš, and Martin Stropnický who is to head the Foreign Ministry.

The new EU ambassador released a video on Facebook in which he introduced himself to the Czech public.