Robert Vanasek appointed Honorary Czech Consul

Former House Speaker Robert Vanasek of New Prague has been appointed Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic for Minnesota, Iowa and North and South Dakota. He succeeds retired University of Minnesota professor Josef Messenhauser, who nominated Vanasek for the appointment. Vanasek begins his new duties Thursday, May 1.

As the Honorary Consul, Vanasek will help coordinate cultural events and official visits of Czech dignitaries traveling to Minnesota.

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