The President of the Czech Republic refused from the assistance of an interpreter at the meeting with Putin

Milos Zeman, and Vladimir Putin

Czech President Milos Zeman refused the services of an interpreter at negotiations in Beijing with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. This writes TASS.

In the beginning of the conversation, Putin asked whether the translation into the Czech language. Zeman took the floor and said that interpreter services are not required. “We all know some Russian dialect may be the dialect of the Central Russia” — he suggested. “Russian literary language” — corrected counterpart to the Russian President.

In addition, before the meeting, Zeman and Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov joked the habit of Smoking, reports RIA Novosti. Czech politician appealed to the Minister: “are You a smoker, as I do, but Mr. President prohibits Smoking.” Putin remarked with a smile that is not prohibited, and is not recommended. “It’s not so much a President, as our State Duma”, — said Lavrov.

The high-level forum on international cooperation in the framework of the strategy of “One belt and one road” (the Economic belt of the silk road and the Maritime silk road of the XXI century) in Beijing brought together 29 heads of state and government and heads of major international organizations. The Russian President’s visit to China scheduled for two days, may 14 and 15.