While in Berlin on June 25, Prime Minister Robert Fico will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek in marking the 40th anniversary of the Prague Spring, a turning point in the history of the former Czechoslovakia.
Slovak Ambassador to Germany Ivan Korčok said that joint participation of the prime ministers from both of the states that emerged from the Czechoslovak Federal Republic confirms the countries’ good relations. He emphasised that this will be the first time that German Chancellor Merkel will receive the prime ministers from both countries at her official residence.
The event is being planned by Slovak and Czech embassies in Germany.
The Prague Spring movement for reform in the former communist system was crushed by a Soviet-led invasion in August 1968. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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23. Jun 2008 at 16:00