Slovak President not confirming FM's resignation yet

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-06 04:47:34|Editor: yan
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BRATISLAVA, Dec.5 (Xinhua) -- Slovak President Andrej Kiska hasn't yet decided whether he'll accept or reject the resignation of Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak.

Speaking after a meeting with Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini and Lajcak on Wednesday, Kiska reiterated that Slovakia should send a representative to the upcoming summit on migration in Marrakesh.

"I regret that the Slovak government has decided that Slovakia won't have a representative there," said Kiska, adding that it would be a pity if Slovakia lost such a minister as Lajcak given the complicated situation in Ukraine and Slovakia's upcoming presidency at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Earlier on Wednesday, the Cabinet at its session didn't approve sending any Slovak representative to take part in the upcoming summit on migration in Marrakesh. Slovakia is set to send its comments concerning the UN migration compact via diplomatic post.

In line with the approved resolution, members of the government are expected to "abstain from actions that could lead to effects that would bind Slovakia to the global compact."

The international conference on migration in Marrakesh is scheduled to take place on Dec. 10-11.

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak tendered his resignation on Nov. 29 after the parliament adopted a resolution, asking the government to reject the UN Global Compact for Migration.