Mirchi, famous for translating a number of books by Czech authors Ivan Klíma and Václav Havel, received the award from Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomas Petricek at his office on June 14, the Persian service of MNA announced on Saturday.

Gratias Agit has been awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of the good name of the Czech Republic abroad ever since 1997 in appreciation of prominent personalities and organizations developing activities in nongovernmental fields.

Mirchi said that his friends and publishers in Iran have given him great help in receiving the award.

Source: Tehran Times