Furthering close and strong ties with the Czech Republic and its people

From the Castle to the Capitol, American Friends of the Czech Republic fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, and civic and cultural institutions.


PHOTO: Czech Parliamentarians Ondřej Benešík (left) and Pavel Šrámek (right).   Photo by Lillis Werder

AFoCR is proud to have sponsored two Czech Parliamentarians Ondřej Benešík and Pavel Šrámek during the week of May 15, 2017, in Washington, DC for a full week of educational and cultural activities to create understanding between our two countries in both political processes and cultural awareness. A few of the highlights of their D.C. experience included a visit to the Pentagon, the State Department, the Vietnam Memorial, historic home of George Washington, Mount Vernon in Alexandria, a private walking tour through Georgetown, a wonderful 80th birthday gala dinner celebration for former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Czech Embassy in D.C., a special visit to meet the new Czech Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček at the Czech Embassy, and much more. There were also meetings with Congressional Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Debbie Dingell. Both Czech Parliamentarians enjoyed the week of robust activities designed to strengthen ties between the U.S. and the Czech Republic. This outstanding week was organized and executed beautifully by many AFoCR Directors including Patty Stack, Kristyna Driehaus,Tom Dine, Bob Doubek, Alex Braun and AFoCR Advisor Magdaléna Vošalíková, along with many Czech Embassy members.