President Gauck to visit Czech Republic

German President Joachim Gauck will pay an official visit to the Czech Republic in October of this year, the ctk news agency reported on Tuesday. President Gauck will travel to the Czech Republic at the invitation of President Vaclav Klaus. He is scheduled to meet with the Czech prime minister and may visit the town of Lidice. In June of this year, the German president said he was "deeply saddened and ashamed" by the 1942 destruction of the towns of Lidice and Lezaky by the Nazis in retaliation for the killing of Nazi top official Reinhard Heydrich. Germany is aware of its historic responsibility, he said.