Czech Rep embassy in Cairo opens book of condolences for playwright Vaclav Havel

Ahram Online, Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

Book of condolences to stay open until Thursday at the Czech Republic embassy in Cairo

Robert Kopecky, culture and press affairs attache of the Czech Republic embassy in Egypt, has issued a statement to express deep grief over the loss of Vaclav Havel "a playwright, icon of the opposition against totalitarianism, leading figure of the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and, after the fall of the communist regime in the Czechoslovakia the President of Republic." Kopecky continued by stating that Havel's "personality, name and works were decisive for the Czech Republic's return into the community of free and democratic countries."

Vaclav Havel died on Sunday, 18 December, at the age of 75.

A book of condolences will be kept open at the embassy until Thursday:

Tuesday 20 December at from 1pm to 5pm

Wednesday 21 December from 1pm to 4pm

Thursday 22 December from 10am to 12noon

Embassy of the Czech Republic, 4, Dokki Street, Giza.

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