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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Necas of the Czech Republic

President Obama will host Prime Minister Petr Necas of the Czech Republic for a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday, October 27. The President welcomes the opportunity to reciprocate the warm hospitality that he received during his visits to Prague in April 2009 and April 2010. The United States and the Czech Republic are strong NATO allies and the President looks forward to consulting with the Prime Minister about preparations for the 2012 NATO Summit that the U.S. will host in Chicago as part of our ongoing security dialogue. The President and Prime Minister will also discuss the enhancement of bilateral economic and commercial relations as well as cooperation on promoting democracy, good governance and human rights around the world.