Klaus meeting Gauck and Merkel on Berlin visit
The Czech President Václav Klaus made his last visit as president to Germany on Wednesday. His German counterpart Joachim Gauck praised Mr. Klaus for contributing to the Czech Republic’s transition to a market economy and to solidifying the relationship between the two countries. During their lunch together Mr. Gauck also pointed out that the future lies in a unified Europe. The Czech president is due to hold talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, later on Wednesday evening. His visit comes soon after the one Mr. Gauck made to the Czech Republic, becoming the first German president to pay his respects to the people of Lidice at the site of the Nazi massacre there in 1942.