German President Gauck to visit Czech Republic next month

German President Joachim Gauck is set to arrive in the Czech Republic on a three-day official visit in early May, a spokesman for the Czech president said. The visit is planned between May 5 and 7. No details of the president’s programme in the Czech Republic have been released but the German head of state will likely take part in commemorating the end of WWII as well as the Prague uprising against the Nazi rule which began on May 5, 1945. Mr Gauck and his Czech counterpart, Miloš Zeman, first met in Germany last June; the German president first officially visited the Czech Republic in 2012.