Also on February 28, Pravda reported that the Slovak foreign minister is a candidate for the post of special UN ambassador for Afghanistan. The paper received this information from two independent sources. The Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson did not want to confirm whether the minister’s name had been mentioned in connection with the search for a UN ambassador to Afghanistan.
According to information provided to Pravda, US representatives discussed the offer with Kubiš during his visit to Washington at the beginning of February. The new ambassador's main role will be to persuade countries all over the world to give Afghanistan more help in its efforts to ensure security and economic development. If Kubiš became the ambassador, he would very likely leave his current post as Foreign Minister. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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