German Foreign Minister in Prague

German Foreign Minister Quido Westerwelle is in Prague to mark the 20th anniversary of a Czech-German cooperation treaty. Speaking after a meeting with his Czech counterpart, Karel Schwarzenberg, Mr Westerwelle said that relations between the Czech Republic and Germany were at their highest ever point and noted that all historic problems had been overcome through friendly cooperation. Regarding the Czech reticence to join the EU fiscal responsibility treaty, Westerwelle said the door remains open to the members who have not signed it. Mr Schwarzenberg said he could not predict whether the Czech Republic would eventually join the treaty, but said he thought things would turn out well in the end.