H.E. Mr. Ivan Jančárek, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Spain, visited the C-IED COE, Hoyo de Manzanares, Madrid, on 5th February 2019. He was officially invited by the Director of the C-IED COE after the Ambassador had showed his interest through Major Jan Albrecht, the Czech Senior National Representative (SNR). The main objective was to present the C-IED COE to the new Czech Ambassador who was welcomed by the Director and all Senior National Representatives of the Sponsoring Nations as a tradition of similar visits.
Firstly, the COE director briefed about the main aim and task of the centre and explained to the Ambassador the actual NATO’s C-IED concept and the importance of the C-IED COE’s mission. The presentation was followed by the signing of the C-IED COE’s Book of Honor. Secondly, the premises and the laboratory were presented during a guided tour and the Ambassador was fascinated by the variety of the different types of IEDs widely used across the world. During the lunch, both parties opened less official conversation and have established a good relationship for the future. H.E. Mr. Ivan Jančárek stated several times that he was very satisfied with the visit and also was impressed by the importance of the C-IED COE and its contribution to the fight against global threats.
Source: C-IED COE