Israeli President Isaac Herzog and first lady Michal Herzog are slated to begin an official state visit to the Czech Republic on Monday, at the invitation of Czech President Miloš Zeman, Herzog’s office announced on Sunday.

During his visit, Herzog will meet with Zeman, as well as with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, the president of the Czech senate, the president of the Chamber of Deputies and Jewish community representatives, according to a statement from Herzog’s office.

Israel and the Czech Republic enjoy close and friendly diplomatic ties based on “over a century-long friendship and historical affinity that has found expression in moments of crisis and difficulty,” the statement added. It described Zeman as “an unwavering supporter of Israel.”

Herzog’s first stop will be the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, after which he will visit the city’s oldest synagogue, where he will hold meetings with members of the local Jewish community.

Herzog will later visit Prague Castle and then the presidential residence, where he and his wife will be greeted by a state welcoming ceremony and meet the Czech president and first lady.

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