Covering Czechoslovakia

Our Embassy really appreciates the attention the Monitor is paying to what is happening in Czechoslovakia. Your articles covering political development in our country have been written with a good knowledge of the situation and are usually informative.

In the editorial "In Czechoslovakia, Ask the People," July 1, however, the author refers to the federal parliament of Czechoslovakia as a "Czech" parliament. In fact, this a very good example of publicity which makes Slovaks really unhappy and confirms their belief that they live in a shade of their "older brother" Czechs.

Czechoslovakia still consists of the Czech and Slovak republics, and its official name is the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic. Daniel Vesely, Washington Press Secretary, Embassy of Czech and Slovak Fed. Rep.

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