Zuzana Čaputová to Meet With Czech President

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Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová will meet with her Czech counterpart Milos Zeman at the Prague Castle on Friday, the spokesman for the Czech head of state, Jiri Ovcacek, told TASR on Monday.

The Slovak President’s spokesman, Martin Strizinec, has confirmed both the visit and the meeting, adding that Čaputová will travel to the Czech Republic to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the assassination of Deputy Protector Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak paratroopers during the Nazi occupation of the Czech lands in WWII.

Celebrations will include a reconstruction of the event in Prague’s Libeň district, as well as a ceremonial gathering in the National Museum.

The reconstruction of the assassination in Libeň will take place after 10:30 am – the time when parachutists Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš attacked Heydrich’s vehicle.

Military aircraft flyovers, including a World War II-era Hawker Hurricane, will take place above the Anthropoid memorial in Libeň after which a commemorative act will be held, the Czech News Agency writes.

The two events are a part of a much wider range of commemorations that will be taking place across the Czech Republic during the anniversary.

Čaputová paid her first official visit to the Czech Republic in 2019.

The Slovak head of state was received at Prague Castle by President Miloš Zeman, and met with the speakers of both houses of Parliament.

She also laid flowers at the grave of the late president Vaclav Havel and a wreath at the statue of Slovak politician Rastislav Štefánik, one of the co-founders of Czechoslovakia.

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