'Week of Czechs Living Abroad' continues

Some 200 people from all over the world who are of Czech origin are in Prague to attend the "Week of Czechs Living Abroad." They were welcomed by Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek and Foreign Minister Alexandr Vondra on Tuesday. The Week of Czechs Living Abroad centers around seminars and talks on relations between the Czech Republic and people with Czech ties abroad. It was first held in 1998 and is organized by the International Coordination Committee for Czechs Abroad, in cooperation with the Senate, Foreign Ministry, and Charles University and is held under the auspices of President Vaclav Klaus.

As part of the event, an award ceremony will take place on Friday to honour women of Czech origin for their outstanding achievement in art, science, sports, charity work, business, and public life. Among those nominated for the prize are Madeleine Albright and Ivana Trump. On the same day, a resolution will be made evaluating the Czech state's ties to problems faced by Czechs abroad. Accompanying programs include exhibitions, film screenings, and a tour of the National Archives.