Czech foreign minister, politicians welcome appointment of new US ambassador


In related news, the Czech Foreign Minister, Karel Schwarzenberg, welcomed on Thursday the appointment Norman Eisen as the new US ambassador to the Czech Republic. Mr Schwarzenberg said it was something to be grateful for although the news was tainted by the fact the appointment was only temporary. Mr Schwarzenberg said it was strange that the post had not been filled for nearly two years but said he would now reciprocally consider appointing a new Czech ambassador to Washington. Deputy head of the lower house’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Jan Hamáček, said on Thursday the situation was an unnecessary complication to Czech-American relations.