Zeman’s words to Merkel in their meeting today

Today, Angela Merkel paid a visit to the Czech Republic.

Many people see her visit as a brazen provocation, and many protests were held against her.  A few supporters also showed up, and one report claims a woman started hitting ‘the other side’ (though I don’t know if she was a supporter or protester) with an umbrella.

Photos show that the vast majority of the people were against Ms. Merkel’s visit and held signs telling her to go home, they were booing and flipping her the bird.

No word yet on whether the group that had planned to moon her went through with their action

The official statement released from The Castle (seat of the Czech gov):

Prohlášení Pražského hradu:

Během jednání prezidenta republiky Miloše Zemana se spolkovou kancléřkou SRN Angelou Merkelovou byla konstatována shoda na dobré úrovni bilaterálních vztahů.

Prezident republiky vyjádřil názor, že bruselská byrokracie je jedním z faktorů brexitu.

Obě strany jednání vyjádřily zásadně odlišné názory na otázku migrace, především z islámských zemí.

Prezident republiky vyjádřil názor, že pokud si Německo pozvalo ilegální migranty, nemůže formou uprchlických kvót přenášet odpovědnost na země, které je nepozvaly.

Na jejich žádost prezident republiky začlenil do své národní delegace také 1. vicepremiéra  a ministra financí Andreje Babiše a vicepremiéra Pavla Bělobrádka, aby měli možnost při setkání s Angelou Merkelovou vyjádřit své názory.

My translation:

During the meeting between the Presiden Milos Zeman with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the agreement for bilateral relationship on good terms was noted.

The President voiced the opinion that the Brussels bureaucracy is one of the causes of Brexit.

Both sides expressed fundamentally different views on the question of migration, primarily from Islamic countries.

The President voiced the opinion that if Gremany had invited illegal migrants, it cannot, by means of migrant quotas, shift the responsibility to countries which had not invited them.

At their request, the President included in his delegation the 1, Vice Premier and Finance Minister Andrej Babis and Vice Premier Pavel Belobradka, so they would have an opportunity to express their opinions during the meeting with Angela Merkel.

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