Ivo Žďárek


Ivo Žďárek

Infobox Ambassador
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ambassador_from = Czech Republic
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term_end = August, 2008
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term_end2 = 20 September, 2008
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president2 = Václav Klaus
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Dr. Ivo Žďárek (6 November 1960 – 20 September 2008) was a Czech diplomat. He died in the fire in the aftermath of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing trying to rescue people out of the burning building.cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= Czech envoy died helping blast victims, flown to country |url= http://www.aaj.tv/news/National/117444_detail.html |work=AAJ TV |publisher= |date=2008-09-22 |accessdate=2008-09-22 ]

Early life

He studied at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, at the Charles University in Prague, at Stanford University, and the Czech Diplomatic Academy. [http://www.mzv.cz/wwwo/default.asp?id=60861&ido=4948&idj=2&amb=36&ParentIDO= His CV at the Czech embassy in Pakistan] He had a wife, Jana, and two children. [ [http://www.dawn.com/2008/09/22/top13.htm] ]

Diplomatic career

Žďárek worked at various diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic in Asia. He served as consul-general in Shanghai, People's Republic of China from 1995 to 1999. [ [http://www.dawn.com/2008/09/22/top13.htm] ] From 2004 to August 2008, he was the ambassador in Vietnam. He then became the ambassador to Pakistan.

Death

Žďárek survived the bombing of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel but went in to help other survivors get out of the burning building. He called out with his mobile phone asking to be rescued but was unable to escape the blaze.His body has arrived in his country.A ceremony paying homage to him, was held at Prague’s airport.

"We are all very saddened, we always appreciated the ambassador’s work considerably,"
Czech President Vaclav Klaus said.The ceremony was also attended by Zdarek's family and Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek. [cite news
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title = Body of Czech ambassador arrives in Prague
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language = English
publisher = Dawn
date = 2008-09-24
url = http://www.dawn.com/2008/09/24/top13.htm
accessdate = 2008-09-24
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References

http://www.dawn.net/wps/wcm/connect/Dawn%20Content%20Library/dawn/news/media+gallery/slain+czech+ambassador+ivo+zdarek

External links

* [http://www.mzv.cz/wwwo/default.asp?id=60861&ido=4948&idj=2&amb=36&ParentIDO= Curriculum Vitae of Ivo Žďárek] - Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pakistan website
* http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=53574&Itemid=1


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