For a few days last September the Czech capital was the focus of international media attention as world financiers gathered for the annual meeting of the IMF and the World Bank. Next year Prague will be hosting an international gathering that is arguably of far greater significance - in November 2002 nearly fifty heads of state will be gathering for one of the most important summits in the history of the NATO alliance. reports.
NATO's Secretary General, Lord Robertson, arrived in Prague on Wednesday for a two-day official visit, to discuss the Czech Republic's progress in harmonising its military forces with its Western partners. Lord Robertson, formerly Britain's Defence Minister, spent much of Wednesday day deep in talks with Czech officials, meeting Foreign Minister Jan Kavan and President Vaclav Havel. There was much to discuss, including modernisation of the Czech Army and plans for the next NATO summit, which will be held in Prague next year. But as reports, George