Jiří Šitler

Jiří Šitler in Stockholm as Ambassador of the Czech Republic Jiří Šitler (born 22 December 1964) is a Czech diplomat and historian, and has been Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Stockholm since February 2016. Šitler has also been Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Romania (November 2010 – January 2015) and to the Kingdom of Thailand, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao PDR and the Union of Myanmar/Burma (May 2001 – December 2006).

Between March 2015 and January 2016 he was designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic as Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues and Combat of Antisemitism. He has dealt with World War II-related issues since the 1990s, having served in such offices as press and foreign policy advisor to President Václav Havel (1993–1997), head of the Czech delegation at the 1998 Washington Conference on Holocaust Era Assets, observer in the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, Ambassador-at-Large for World War II - related issues, and chief negotiator for compensation of Czech Nazi victims. Šitler is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the German Federal Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”. He is also the author or co-author of numerous essays, articles and books, especially on Czech-German relations, World War II - related issues, Czech political history and South-East Asian history. Provided by Wikipedia
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