Havel to receive award from Saakashvili on Georgian visit

Václav Havel is due to receive a state honour from the president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, on a two-day visit to the former Soviet state next week. In the past Mr Saakashvili has praised the former Czech president for his condemnation of Russia’s role in an armed conflict between the two countries in August 2008. At that time Mr Havel called on the European Union to declare Russia the aggressor.

Author: Ian Willoughby