Prague Castle courtyard to be illuminated in blue to mark NATO summit

The castle's first courtyard will light up in blue on Sunday evening to mark the eve of the EU Summit in Brussels, which begins on Monday


Written by ČTK Published on 12.06.2021 14:17:00 (updated on 12.06.2021) Reading time: 1 minute

Prague Castle, the seat of Czech heads of state including President Miloš Zeman, will be illuminated in blue from 9:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, Zeman's spokesperson Jiří Ovčáček has told CTK.

The blue color symbolizes the flag of NATO, and will mark the eve of the 2021 NATO summit in Brussels. Zeman will head the Czech delegation at this year's summit.

Only the first courtyard of the Castle will be illuminated in blue.

The 2021 NATO summit will be held in Brussels from Monday. New U.S president Joe Biden will attend it for the first time.

Zeman will take part in it it along with other members of the Czech delegation, including Defense Minister Lubomír Metnar and Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek.

The delegation will leave Prague on Sunday afternoon.

After their arrival in Brussels, the Czech delegation will meet to discuss their discussion topics at the talks on Monday afternoon.

On Friday, Presidential Office foreign section head Rudolf Jindrák said that Zeman would primarily talk about the NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan, with which he disagreed.

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