(CIANEWS) - On July 13, 2023, senators approved the ratification of the defence agreement between the Czech Republic and the USA. The Czech Republic will thus join allies with whom it shares a commitment to cooperation. Senate Speaker Miloš Vystrčil (ODS) also said that 24 NATO member states have signed a similar treaty. He said that security and freedom are not a matter of course, but an achievement, a commitment, and an advantage. It is our duty and obligation to take care of security and defend freedom. To do this, it is essential to have trustworthy allies.