Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda on Friday, October 8 said he welcomed the decision to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese political prisoner and dissident Liu Xiaobo, the TASR newswire reported. Dzurinda six months ago backed Liu's nomination along with another 50 Slovak MPs.
"It's an extraordinary expression of honour and respect towards everyone for whom human rights are indivisible and human freedom is a valued principle," said Dzurinda to TASR, adding that his signature under Liu's nomination was an expression of Slovakia's civil tradition and recognition of those persecuted by the Communist regime in Slovakia before 1989.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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11. Oct 2010 at 14:00