Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Paid Tribute to President Nelson Mandela
13.12.2013 / 14:48
Mr. Jan Kohout, Minister of Foreign Affairs, represented the Czech Republic at the Memorial Service in honour of former President Nelson Mandela, which took place on 10 December 2013 at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, close to Johannesburg. More than 100 dignitaries from countries around the world attended the event. The Memorial Service in which more than 80.000 people participated was meant as the celebration of life and ideas of Nelson Mandela.
“President Mandela will be remembered as one of the most prominent personalities of the 20th century and a symbol of successful struggle against apartheid. His lifelong courage, promotion of human rights and justice, a key role in the reconciliation in South Africa and his moral authority will remain a source of inspiration for the whole world”, Minister Kohout said.
On 11 December 2013 Minister Kohout paid tribute to President Mandela at the Union Buildings.