French President Sarkozy to attend Václav Havel’s funeral

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will attend the funeral of Václav Havel in Prague on Friday, his office said on Tuesday. Mr Sarzkozy will be one of many world leaders attending the funeral of the late Czech president and playwright, along with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the former US president Bill Clinton, as well as the presidents of Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland, and other countries. The funeral of Václav Havel, who died on Sunday aged 75, will be held in Prague’s St Vitus Cathedral on Friday; the ceremony will begin at noon.

Author: Jan Richter