On October 12, AFoCR Directors met with Jan Hamáček, who is a Czech politician currently serving as Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and Deputy Chairman of political party ČSSD. AFoCR was welcomed with a warm discussion followed by a delicious lunch.
Since there were no plenary sessions at the time of the visit, we were also able to visit the impressive Chamber of Deputies (or Lower House). Up to 200 deputies sit in this room during plenary sessions, making it the theater of lively exchanges between representatives. The room is in the post-Renaissance style and has been built/decorated almost exclusively by Czech artists and companies. AFoCR Directors were given a tour of this magnificent chamber, which, we learned was actually a theater in the beginning. Should you want to learn more about the possibility to visit the institution, take a look at the Parliament’s website for more information:http://www.psp.cz/en/sqw/hp.sqw?k=7
After lunch, gifts were presented to all AFoCR members including beautiful silk ties for the men and Czech scarves for the women.