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Czech Republic in line to join Nato, Havel says

The Czech Republic might be invited this summer to join Nato, President Vaclav Havel said yesterday.

"Everything suggests that certain countries ... including the Czech Republic ... might be directly invited at the summer summit in Madrid, and the process of admitting new Nato members would thus be launched," he said during a radio broadcast. His remarks followed a meeting with the German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who was in Prague to sign a declaration on Czech- German reconciliation last Tuesday. Reuters - Prague