Brussels, March 10 (TASR-correspondent) – Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico at an informal part of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday represented not only his own country but also Czech Premier Bohuslav Sobotka, who left the meeting of EU leaders on Thursday night to attend a congress held by his Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD).
The CSSD congress in Brno on Friday confirmed Sobotka as the party leader.
“Congratulations to Prime Minister Sobotka,” said Fico in Brussels, adding that he himself is scheduled to arrive at the congress on Saturday around noon to speak “very openly” about the current status of social democracy in Europe.
“I’ve excellent personal relations with Sobotka and we’ve seen that if we focus together on one thing, we’re able to reach very decent results,” said Fico.
When asked about incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman’s announcement that he will run for re-election next year, Fico said that he doesn’t comment on the internal issues of other countries, but confessed that he likes Zeman, wishing him good health and success in his personal ambitions.
“The president is a wise and intelligent person who I value a lot. Our relations are more than between partners; they’re personal, we’re friends,” concluded Fico.