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His Excellency Hynek Kmoníček


Hynek Kmoníček presented his credentials to become ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States on April 24, 2017. Before his appointment and since 2013, Ambassador Kmoníček was the director of the Foreign Affairs Department in the Office of the President of the Czech Republic. His diplomatic career has spanned more than two decades since he joined the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, specifically its Department for Middle East and Africa, in 1995. His positions include director of the North Africa and Middle East Department; director-general for Asia, Africa and America; and deputy foreign minister during two different periods (1999-2001 and 2009-10). He also served as ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York (2001-06), as well as to India (2006-09) and Australia (2011-13). Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Kmoníček studied English and Arabic at Charles University in Prague, as well as Middle East modern history and Hebrew and Arabic language studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Born in 1962 in Pardubice, Ambassador Kmoníček is married with four children. He enjoys cooking ethnic cuisine, collecting the hottest sauces on the planet and writing for various magazines and newspapers.


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Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of
Freedom St., NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 274-9100
Fax: (202) 966-8540

Website: http://www.mzv.cz/washington/