Czech president released from hospital after motorbike fall

FILE PHOTO: Czech President Pavel and French President Macron meet in Paris

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech President Petr Pavel was released from hospital on Friday after sustaining minor injury in a motorbike accident on Thursday, his office said.

"His schedule for the next week remains in place, including a planned foreign trip," it said.

Pavel is scheduled to visit Jordan next week, and also join NATO foreign ministers who will be meeting in Prague.

"The injury was caused by a fall from a motorcycle at low speed, during a riding practice in terrain on a closed circuit," the office said.

The office did not specify Pavel's injury.

Pavel, a 62-year-old former Czech army chief and head of NATO's military committee, was elected last year and has maintained his hobby of motorcycling since then.

(Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Alison Williams)