Jiří Dienstbier, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs died
10.01.2011 / 15:30
With great sadness, the Embassy of the Czech Republic wishes to inform that Jiri Dienstbier, the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia after the Velvet Revolution, died on Saturday 8 January in Prague
Czech Senator Jiří Dienstbier, Czechoslovakia’s first post-1989 fMinister of Foreign Affairs, former dissident and journalist , Charter 77 signator, has died after suffering from a long illness, aged 73. He headed the Senate's Committee for foreign affairs, defence and security, and was a member of the Senate commission for the constitution.
A memorial act will be held in Valdstejn palace, seat of the Senate in Prague on Friday, 14 January.