NATO challenges Slovakia to find a director for NBÚ

NATO challenged Slovakia to reach an agreement on the post of National Security Office (NBÚ) director as soon as possible, Foreign Affairs Ministry State Secretary Ivan Korčok told TASR news wire following his Brussels talks with NATO officials.

"We can see this as a sort of encouragement, as an appeal that we reach a political agreement on the NBÚ director as soon as possible," Korčok said.

The protection of classified information was also included in the agenda.

Korčok said nothing that was said could be "interpreted as doubt [about Slovakia's impending entry into NATO]". However, there is very strong emphasis being put on ensuring that the system is functional, he noted.

The NBÚ is currently run by acting chief Matej Sudor. On October 29 the cabinet prolonged his term in office until the end of the year.

The NBÚ top seat became vacant on October 2 after PM Mikuláš Dzurinda initiated a recall of the former head of the institution, Ján Mojžiš, citing a "total loss of trust" in the official.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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