PM expects communication with president to continue smoothly despite recent criticism

23-11-2015

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has said he does not expect recent criticism of the president to complicate communication between the government and Prague Castle. The prime minister recently criticised the head of state for – in his view – joining the ranks of populists when he addressed an anti-migrant rally at Albertov in Prague on the public holiday of November 17. In an interview for Hospodářské noviny last week, Mr Sobotka suggested President Miloš Zeman had legitimized xenophobia. On Monday, ahead of a trip to China, the prime minister said he and the head of state were due to meet soon to discuss foreign policy.