Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane
Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane has postponed his planned visit to the Czech Republic, due to a fear of floods in the European country
Benkirane was expected to lead a delegation of his ministers and Moroccan businesspeople to Czech Republic on Sunday.
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch and Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad, were also invited to the European state by Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas.
However, in a statement, the Moroccan government said: \"The government of Morocco expresses its solidarity with the government and the people of the Czech Republic, wishing that the citizens of this friendly country stay safe.\"
The meeting, during which politicians on both sides were expected to discuss ways of increasing economic cooperation, is likely to be rescheduled in the future.
Thunderstorms with torrential rain and hail proceeded across Czech Republic Sunday afternoon, posing a threat of flash floods to the country.
PM Necas confirmed that the heavy rain had caused flash floods at some places.