First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Ing. Jiří Schneider is currently the First Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Ing. Jiří Schneider began his political career in 1990 as a member of the People of the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia. He held the post of the Director of Analysis and Project Management Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in years 1993-1994, 1999-2001 and 2003-2004.
From 1995 till 1998 Ing. Schneider was the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Israel. In years 2004 and 2005 Ing. Schneider was the Director General of Security and Multilateral Section at the Ministry Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Furthermore, from 2005 till 2010 he was the Senior Advisor and Program Director at the Prague Security Studies Institute.