Czech President Vaclav Klaus said the public speech U.S. President Barack Obama delivered in Prague on Saturday was "unexpectedly Prague and unexpectedly Czech."
"It was not a cosmopolitan speech in which President Obama would have used the silhouette of Prague in order to make a general message. He surprisingly spoke long about Prague, about history. He spoke about them also during our meetings, he asked about the year 1968, about the year 1989," Klaus said.
"It is not true that it was a speech made on the occasion of the EU summit. It is a good thing for us," Klaus said. Obama attended in Prague an EU-U.S. summit on Sunday.
Klaus said climate change was mentioned during Obama's meeting with Czech politicians at Prague Castle only very briefly.
Klaus is a staunch opponent of the global warming theory.
He said Obama conceded that even the United States is split on the climate change issue.
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