Czech education minister calls for peace at Sudeten German Congress

Czech Education Minister Mikuláš Bek, who is representing Czechia at the Sudeten German Congress in Regensburg, has called for work on peace.

Mr. Bek, who greeted the assembly as dear compatriots, said that after experiencing hatred, pain and even blood, we now had to work for peace.

After Daniel Herman and Pavel Bělobrádek, Mr. Bek is the third acting member of the Czech government to attend the congress.

The head of the Sudeten Germans, Bernd Posselt, described Bek's speech as historic and apologised on behalf of the Sudeten Germans for their contribution to the rise of national socialism.

Author: Ruth Fraňková