Alaska’s Czech community welcomed Ambassador Petr Kolar (right) to a Czech gala event in Anchorage last week, where Alaskan Frank Nosek (left) was promoted to Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic. Governor Sarah Palin and Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan joined the ambassador in thanking Mr. Nosek for his almost ten years of service as Honorary Consul. Nosek later accompanied Ambassador Kolar at an Alaska World Affairs Council luncheon where the ambassador spoke on “Europe and The United States: Why We Need Each Other.” In his talk, the Czech Republic’s Ambassador to the United Sates speaks about transatlantic relations, Czech-U.S. relations, Iranian protests, missile defense and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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RECORDED: June 29, 2009 at the Hilton Anchorage
AIRED ON KSKA: Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
REPEATS: Wednesday, June 9 2009 at 9:00 p.m.
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