President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin attended the 80th Anniversary of the birth of the Former Czech President, Mr. Vaclav Havel, at the Lake Garden Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The event was also attended by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, MPs and guests.
At the ceremony, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Myanmar Mr. Jaroslav Dolecek extended greetings and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi recounted the background history of Mr. Vaclav Havel.
Václav Havel was born on 5 October 1936. He was a “Czechs” writer, philosopherand politician. From 1989 to 1992, he served as the last president of Czechslovakia. He then served as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003 after the Czech-Slovak split. Within Czech literature, he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs.
He is considered by some to be one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century. He passed away on 18 December 2011.—Myanmar News Agency