Freedom must be fought for - Zeman before leaving for Normandy

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06.06.2014 10:21

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman thanked World War Two veterans and pointed out the importance of freedom which, he said, must be fought for, before he left for the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Allied Landing in Normandy today.

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Prezident Miloš Zeman (druhý zprava) s manželkou Ivanou (vpravo) se 6. června setkali na letišti v Praze Kbelích s válečnými veterány. Prezidentský pár poté odletěl do Francie, kde se zúčastní oslav 70. výročí vylodění spojeneckých vojsk v Normandii. Na snímku třetí zprava je předseda Poslanecké sněmovny Jan Hamáček. ČTK Vondrouš Roman

He is accompanied by several war veterans to the celebrations in France, where he will also meet French President Francois Hollande today.

"Freedom is nothing we have for ever. Freedom must be permanently fought for," said Zeman, who is also accompanied by Chamber of Deputies chairman Jan Hamacek (Social Democrats, CSSD).

The celebrations will be also attended by top representatives of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, the United States and other countries.

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