Czech, Hungarian PMs to visit Israel for talks on vaccine strategy

The Czech government office released a statement saying Babiš’ visit is a follow-up to Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s visit to Israel last week. [EPA-EFE/ANDREJ CUKIC]

As Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will visit Israel on Wednesday to learn more about vaccine strategy and production in a country he called “a leader in technologies” and “traditional partner”, the PM, together with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will meet with their Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday.

The Czech government office released a statement saying Babiš’ visit is a follow-up to Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s visit to Israel last week. Both Denmark and Austria have now agreed to launch a new research and development fund for vaccine production.

“Andrej Babiš will negotiate about our eventual participation in a common fund which would support the manufacture of vaccines and experimental treatments,” the government office added.

During his trip to Israel, Babiš will visit the new Czech consulate in Jerusalem which was opened in late February, as previously reported by EURACTIV.cz.

A day after the opening of the diplomatic office, Czechia received a donation of 5,000 Moderna vaccines from Israel.

A group of Czech experts will be joining the Czech PM on his trip to Israel to meet with local scientists who have developed a new experimental inhaled medication against COVID-19. (Aneta Zachová | EURACTIV.cz)

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