The Czech Prime Minister assured the Secretary of State that Czech Republic would continue to increase the defense budget to 2% of GDP.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a telephone conversation in which they discussed the prospects for cooperation between their countries in the field of security and the fight against the pandemic coronavirus. This was reported Saturday by the ČTK news agency.
The politicians, according to ČTK, talked about Czech-American cooperation in NATO, the interaction between the European Union and the United States, prospects for the development of next-generation cell phone networks, as well as other current challenges in the economy and international politics.
Babiš assured Blinken that the Czech Republic would continue to increase its defense budget to 2% of GDP, as required by its commitments to the North Atlantic Alliance.
Blinken, according to ČTK, emphasized the need to ensure the Czech Republic’s security while developing its key infrastructure, which includes nuclear power facilities and cell phone networks. The secretary of state expressed concern about the involvement of “untrustworthy players” in these areas.