Furthering close and strong ties with the Czech Republic and its people

From the Castle to the Capitol, American Friends of the Czech Republic fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, and civic and cultural institutions.


In September AFoCR and the Chicago Czech Center sponsored a five-day visit to Prague by U.S. Representative Janice Schakowsky of Illinois, co-chair of the Congressional Czech Caucus.  The purpose of the trip was to enrich her knowledge of Czech politics, history, culture, and civil society.  She met with governmental officials, business and community leaders, and journalists, and was received by both U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and Lady Mayor of Prague Adriana Krnáčová.
 PHOTO: (L to R) AFoCR Director George Drost, Representative Schakowsky, Ambassador Schapiro, AFoCR Director Kristyna Pellouchoud Driehaus, and AFoCR Advisors John Pellouchoud and Jack Stack at the Ambassador's reception