PRAGUE, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The Czech Senate approved on Thursday the strategic partnership agreement between the EU and Canada that endorsed by the European Parliament in February.
Under the agreement, both sides of EU and Canada will jointly fight against terrorism, money laundering and proliferation of the arms of mass destruction.
This agreement includes the two sides' commitment to help limit the arms of mass destruction. They will apply the system of exports control of goods connected with the arms. Both sides will also exchange information on the lists of terrorists regularly and help other countries to prevent and uncover terrorism.
At its next session, Czech senate will debate another agreement about the associated Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which was also endorsed by the European Parliament and aims to remove most duties and fees between the EU and Canada starting 2018.
Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said that the strategic partnership agreement is a "forerunner" of CETA that is to help Czech businesses on the Canadian market.