Consul to Syria reportedly sacked over visa scandal

The first victim of a scandal over Slovak visas being issued to dozens of Syrian citizens suspected of backing terrorism seems to be the Slovak Consul in Damascus, Peter Jendruš, who was sacked two days ago, the Plus Jeden Deň daily reported on October 18.

"The investigation into the affair hasn't been completed yet. We can't comment on it until then," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ján Škoda.

Representing the Slovak ambassador to Syria, Jendruš granted around 100 Slovak visas in Damascus. According to the daily's source, Jendruš may have made a mistake influenced by personal problems.

The scandal broke after dozens of Syrians were found using the documents in question recently in the Czech Republic.

-TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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