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Kubiš to become EU special envoy

SLOVAK diplomat and former General Secretary of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ján Kubiš has been recommended by EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana for the office of EU special representative to Central Asia, TASR news agency reported July 1.

Former Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry Sandra Kalniete and Slovenian MEP Alojz Peterle were also competing for the office.

EU foreign affairs ministers recently made a decision regarding creation of the office of EU special representative to Central Asia in order to strengthen the EU's position in this sensitive region.

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