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Slovak Prime Minister's visit to Czechia turns into scandal

Slovak Prime Minister's visit to Czechia turns into scandal Photo: President Petr Pavel (Getty Images)

The visit of the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, to Czechia, turned out to be scandalous and almost ruptured relations between the two countries. In Prague, dissatisfaction was expressed with the behavior of the representative from Bratislava, reports

It is reported that Fico proposed a date for the visit that did not suit Czech President Petr Pavel. It also did not suit the heads of the upper and lower chambers of parliament, Miloš Vystrčil and Marketa Pekarova Adamova.

For several days, Pavel pondered whether to agree to the visit. Eventually, the President of Slovakia, Zuzana Čaputová, persuaded him to make a concession.

Fico in Czechia met with resigned officials

Slovak Prime Minister organized meetings with former presidents Miloš Zeman, Václav Klaus, and the head of the opposition movement ANO 2011, Andrej Babiš, who supported him during the election campaign.

The source reports that such behavior is diplomatically absolutely unacceptable.

"During his first visit to any country, the prime minister should meet with the president and prime minister, not with the opposition leader or former president," explained the source.

President Pavel was dissatisfied with Fico's behavior

It is noted that President Pavel was saddened by the fact that Fico did not make any friendly gestures towards Czechia.

"He behaved as if he didn't care," the source stated.

According to the source, Fico's proposed date only suited Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala. The Slovak Prime Minister ignored the fact that the three highest constitutional officials in Czechia had a different and more important agenda.

Fico made a scandalous statement about Ukraine in the Czechia

It was previously reported that the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, stated that the war in Ukraine is a "frozen conflict" that supposedly cannot be resolved by sending weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Fico also said that he would prefer the Russian and Ukrainian sides to sit down at the negotiating table. He did not specify how to achieve this