The coalition Christian Democrats have announced they last month held talks with representatives of the Sudendeutsche Landsmannschaft, an organisation associating ethnic Germans expelled from post-war Czechoslovakia. In a statement, the Christian Democrats said that party leader and deputy prime minister Pavel Bělobrádek, Culture Minister Daniel Herman and other party officials met with four Landsmannschaft officials to discuss cooperation between the Czech Republic and the German state of Baden-Württemberg, particularly in the area of science and research.
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