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Czech PM Sobotka, Seehofer discussing migration, relations

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Munich, Nov 4 (CTK) – Further development of Czech-German relations as well as current issues associated with the migrant crisis were on the agenda of the talks between Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer Wednesday, Sobotka’s spokesman Martin Ayrer has told CTK.

Sobotka and Seehofer mainly spoke about the intensification of Czech-Bavarian cooperation, to which the modernisation of the railway between Prague and Munich should contribute.

The Czech Republic also wants to cooperate with Bavaria in the sphere of digital industry, science and university education, Ayrer said.

“Roughly one-third of all German foreign investments in the Czech Republic are from Bavaria,” Sobotka said.

“Bavaria is one of the most innovative European regions. It has a highly advanced research infrastructure and an elaborate system of support for putting innovations into practice,” he added.

Sobotka and Seehofer also discussed the planned joint exhibition devoted to Charles IV (1316-1378), King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor.

The exhibition will open in Prague on May 14, 2016 and then it will move to Nuremberg. It will highlight historical neighbourly relationships between Bohemia and Bavaria.

Sobotka and Seehofer also agreed on Sobotka’s two-day visit to Bavaria next spring.

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