Outgoing president Klaus, president-elect Zeman pay tribute to Masaryk

The outgoing President Václav Klaus along with his successor, president-elect Miloš Zeman, on Thursday paid tribute to Czechoslovakia’s first president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk at his grave in Lány, outside Prague, on the 163rd anniversary of his birth. Accompanied by their wives, the presidents later had a private lunch together at the Lány presidential retreat. Mr Zeman will also honour the remains of the Czech national saint, St Wenceslas, in St Vitus cathedral on Friday, the day of his inauguration.

Author: Jan Richter