GLASS OF WINE
On 14 December 2020, on the occasion of the commencement of the activities of the CSA Chamber, a social meeting took place – THE GLASS OF WINE. The event took place in the representative premises of the foyer of the ÁRIA Hotel in Prague, in the Lesser Town, in strict compliance with the safety conditions for SARS-COV19 in restaurant facilities.
Prior to the opening, a chamber ceremony took place, during which representatives of the Chamber presented diplomas of honorary positions awarded by the Board of Trustees of the Chamber; Mr. Tomio Okamura, Chairman of the Interparliamentary Group of the Czech Republic – Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Vice-Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic was awarded the title of Honorary President of the CSA Chamber, J.E. Mr. Shahzad Gul Aryobee, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Afghanistan to the Czech Republic, was awarded the title of Honorary Vice – President of the CSA Chamber.
The evening was accompanied by Andrea Tatarková, CSA Chamber Spokeswoman. After the anthems of the three countries, Tomio Okamura gave an introductory speech, highlighting the reasons for the establishment of the Chamber and its future ambitions on a political and trade level. At the end of his speech, he made a ceremonial toast to her well-being and success. In a short speech after, Michaela Marksová, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, praised the activity as well as the importance of the Chamber in relation to Afghan territory. H.E. Mr. Shahzad Gul Aryobee emphasized the advantages of Czech and Slovak products and the great interest of the market in their use, and Fawad Nadri, CSA Chamber Vice President, welcomed the attention of Czech companies to Afghan territory, as well as participation in Chamber membership. During the evening, Mr. Karel Havlíček, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, and the Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Transport, from the Government meeting connected to the event online. He greeted the participants, highlighted the potential of the Afghan market, and declared the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the future activities of the CSA Chamber.
During the evening, the President of the Chamber, Pavel Bělohradský, presented the political, business, and academic goals and intentions of the CSA Chamber. He presented the intention of three contact events in 2021 to the start and deepen cooperation with the Afghan side. He presented the new website of the Chamber, with the proviso that after the New Year, the Czech, Slovak and English versions will be expanded to include pâté and donations so that the information is as accessible as possible for a wide community of business partners in Afghanistan. Subsequently he handed over, J.E. Mr. Shahzad Gul Aryobee to ratify the Cooperation Agreement between the CSA Chamber and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, and Mr. Tomio Okamura to ratify the Cooperation Agreement between the CSA Chamber and the Interparliamentary Group of the Czech Republic – Afghan Islamic Republic at the Chamber of Deputies. Finally, together with Mr. Karel Dobeš, chairman of the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurs, they signed a Cooperation Agreement. In the end, he wished the guests a beautiful Christmas and success, happiness and joy in the coming year. When leaving, guests could enjoy a small gift.