Updated: 21-Nov-2002 NATO Speeches


20 Nov. 2002


by Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech Republic

Monsieur le Président, cher Jacques,
Mr. Secretary-General, dear George,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I thank you for your kind words and primarily for this gift that you have presented to me on behalf of the allies. Please believe me that it has truly been a great and wonderful surprise. I am most gratified and moved. Let me also say that success of our Prague Summit meeting will be a no less wonderful - though initially less visible - gift to me at this time as my presidency draws to a close.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

President Havel

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