Czech president begins visit to Middle East


Czech President Miloš Zeman travelled to Amman, Jordan, on Monday evening, part of an official visit that will also include a stop in the United Arab Emirates. The head-of-state is scheduled to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who he will present with the Order of the White Lion, the Czech Republic’s highest honour, recognising relations between the Czech Republic and Jordan and the latter country’s fight against terrorism. President Zeman will stay in Jordan until Wednesday and then fly to the United Arab Emirates, where he will be received by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.