14. 02. 2020 14:34
Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčak (a Smer-SD nominee) confirmed on Thursday that he should make the final decision in the next two weeks on what he himself will do after the general election. "I've clearly stated that I don't see myself in domestic politics and that I want to return to my original profession. I've never stopped feeling like a diplomat," he explained, admitting that he is considering several offers. According to diplomatic sources quoted by the AFP news agency, Lajčak could become the UN's special envoy for the Western Sahara. This post has been unoccupied since May 2019, when former German president Horst Kohler left it for health-related reasons. If no official party engaged in the Western Sahara conflict objects to this, Lajčak's nomination should be confirmed over the course of the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in an interview for Serbian daily Blic on February 7 stated that he is neither confirming nor denying the possibility that Lajčak could become the EU's mediator for dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. "The Balkans have turned out to be a lifetime addiction for me. Of course, I'm in a situation in which I'm considering several offers. One of them is from this region," admitted Lajčak.