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Czech Republic: Albright's Private Visit Continues

Prague, 3 September 1997 (RFE/RL) U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright continued today a private visit to her native Czech Republic with members of her family.

The U.S. Embassy confirmed she is still in the country and plans to leave at the end of the week. A spokesperson said the embassy has been asked to treat her trip as private, and therefore has no other information to report.

The principal Czech press agency, CTK, reported yesterday that Albright met Czech Foreign Minister Josef Zieleniec by chance in a Prague restaurant. The two exchanged pleasantries. She also lunched yesterday in Prague with her Czech cousin, Dagmar Simova, and her husband. On Sunday she visited the former Nazi concentration camp at Terezin, north of Prague.

Albright says she learned from news reports in February that her Czech family was Jewish and that many members were victims of the Nazi holocaust.