Kubiš: I'm staying as Foreign Affairs Minister at PM's request

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Ján Kubiš has said he will stay in his position for an indefinite period at Prime Minister Robert Fico's request in order to help tackle the current gas crisis.

Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Ján Kubiš has said he will stay in his position for an indefinite period at Prime Minister Robert Fico's request in order to help tackle the current gas crisis.

In December Kubiš had announced his intention to resign in order to take up a post at the UN. But the TASR newswire reported that at a New Year's meeting of diplomats in Slovakia hosted by President Ivan Gašparovič on Tuesday Kubiš confirmed that he would stay on for now. He added that he expected that this would mean him remaining foreign minister for a week or two.

Referring to the gas crisis and talks with Russia, Ukraine and the EU, he said his delayed departure would mean "we don't have to start [negotiations] from the beginning on all the important issues that relate to us in connection with the [energy] crisis."

"When we, together with the prime minister and the president, conclude that it is the right time for me to take up my new post [in the UNECE in Geneva], I will do so. I count on about ten days," Kubiš added. 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.

Top stories

News digest: Canadian embassy will open in Bratislava

Two candidates for the future RTVS director-general, and a long cycling route from Slovakia to Poland.


2 h
Illustrative stock photo

Stay safe: heatwave warning issued for parts of Slovakia

Last day of school will see even higher temperatures.


9 h
The Slovak Museum of Maps is situated in Kynceľová, near Banská Bystrica.

At Slovakia’s map museum, visitors become cartographers

The museum outside Banská Bystrica takes people on a history and geography tour, providing them with interactive stops at the same time.


27. jun

Dubious deals between Slovak and Italian nuclear waste companies

Two contracts were concluded during Smer governments.


28. jun
SkryťClose ad