Italian National Day

Celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Italian Republic at the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague

The traditional June 2 reception, hosted by the Italian Embassy in Prague at the Italian Cultural Institute, was attended by numerous Italian and Czech personalities and commemorated the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic.

Ambassador Aldo Amati opened the reception by noting the excellent state of relations between Italy and the Czech Republic. After thanking the Czech Government for its efforts in promoting relations between the two countries, the Italian diplomat remarked that the best quality indexes on the state of bilateral relations can be identified in the Czech Republic’s support of Italy’s candidacy for non-permanent member of the UN Security Council; in trade between the two countries, which has exceeded ten billion Euros; and in the triumphant concert of the Filarmonica della Scala, which was held in Prague on April 15 of this year.

Ambassador Amati was echoed by Sen. František Bublan, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defense of the Senate of the Czech Republic, who, while stressing the democratic values on which the Italian Republic is founded, recalled its genesis after the tragic experiences of fascism.

A greeting was also expressed by Petr Gazdík, Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies.