Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; Credit: Government of the Czech Republic

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš, will be paying an official visit to Luxembourg this Thursday and Friday.

This official visit will begin on Thursday 7 November 2019 with a welcome with military honours by Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at Place Clairefontaine in Luxembourg-ville. The two Prime Ministers will then review bilateral relations and discuss European and international current affairs at the Luxembourg Prime Minister's office.

On the morning of the second day of his official visit, on Friday 8 November 2019, Andrej Babiš will visit the European Court of Auditors for talks with President Klaus-Heiner Lehne, the Czech member of the European Court of Auditors, Jan Gregor, and the Czech representative at Eurostat, Aleš Čapek. The Czech Prime Minister will then join his Luxembourg counterpart for a luncheon in the former's honour.

Later that day, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and the Mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Lydie Polfer, will lay a wreath at Square Jan Palach in Luxembourg-ville, in the presence of the Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

The Czech Prime Minister will then be received in audience by His Royal Highness the Grand Duke at the Grand Ducal Palace. He will also be welcomed by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Fernand Etgen, as well as the chairman of the Committee on Foreign and European Affairs, Cooperation, Immigration and Asylum, Marc Angel, and will meet the members of the Bureau and the Committee on Foreign and European Affairs, Cooperation, Immigration and Asylum.

The second and final day of the visit will also see Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, accompanied by his Luxembourgish counterpart, meet Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich at Notre-Dame Cathedral. There, Fr. Georges Hellinghausen, Provost of the Cathedral Chapter, will give the Czech Prime Minister a guided tour of the crypt, before the wreath laying ceremony at John the Blind's Tomb.

To conclude his trip to Luxembourg, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš will visit the House of Startups.