Slovaks name Bosnia peace envoy foreign minister

Lajcak, 45, serves as the international peace overseer of Bosnia as well as the EU's special envoy.

Slovaks name Bosnia peace envoy foreign minister
The top foreign peace envoy in Bosnia Miroslav Lajcak will quit to become the Slovak foreign minister, succeeding the outgoing Jan Kubis, the Slovak government said on Friday.

President Ivan Gasparovic is expected to appoint Lajcak on Monday, the government said in a statement, in place of Kubis who will take a new job as the executive secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe, replacing Poland's Marek Belka.

Lajcak, 45, serves as the international peace overseer of Bosnia as well as the EU's special envoy.

His role in the Office of the High Representative gives him the power to fire Bosnian officials and strike down laws seen as endangering the 1995 Dayton peace accords that ended the Bosnian war.

His replacement in Bosnia has not been chosen.

Reuters
Last Mod: 23 Ocak 2009, 16:44
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