Jan Lipavský

Czech information technology manager and politician
Jan Lipavský
Jan Lipavský 3 July 2020.jpg
Lipavský in 2020
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 December 2021
Prime MinisterPetr Fiala
Preceded byJakub Kulhánek
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
21 October 2017 – 21 October 2021
Personal details
Born (1985-07-02) 2 July 1985 (age 37)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partyCzech Pirate Party
Alma materCharles University
AwardsZasluhy-star.jpg Ukrainian Order of Merit (2022)
Websitepirati.cz

Jan Lipavský (born 2 July 1985) is a Czech information technology manager and politician. He is a member of the Czech Pirate Party and serves as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the governing Petr Fiala Cabinet since December 2021. Previously, he was a Member of the Chamber of Deputies from October 2017 to October 2021.

Early life

Lipavský was born in Prague on 2 July 1985. He majored in international area studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, graduating with a Bachelor's degree. He joined an Erasmus Programme for two semesters at the University of Kent, United Kingdom.

Political career

Lipavský with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in April 2022

Lipavský served as a Member of the Chamber of Deputies from 2017 to 2021. Following the 2021 Czech legislative election, he has served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the governing Petr Fiala Cabinet. President Miloš Zeman has expressed disagreement with the appointment of Lipavský as foreign minister.[1][2]

Honours

References

  1. ^ "Vládu v pátek prezident Zeman jmenuje i s Janem Lipavským, oznámil Fiala". ČT24, ČTK. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  2. ^ Rambousková, Michaela. "Překvapení: Zeman jmenuje vládu i s Lipavským, oznámil Fiala". seznamzpravy.cz. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Ministr Lipavský obdržel ukrajinský Řád Za zásluhy. Česko je a bude s Ukrajinou, dokud nezvítězí, slíbil - Forum24". https://www.forum24.cz/ (in Czech). Retrieved 2022-08-31. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)

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