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Jan Kavan

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Jan Kavan

Jan Kavan was the foreign minister of the Czech Republic from 1998 until 2002. He was also the President of the United Nations General Assembly from 2002 until 2003. Before returning to former Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Communist government, Jan Kavan spent 20 years in exile in the UK. While in exile he was the editor of the Palach Press press agency, editor of the East European Reporter and Vice-President of the East European Cultural Foundation.

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