Livia Klausova Officially Ends as Czech Ambassador to Slovakia
Bratislava, April 30 (TASR) – Livia Klausova has officially terminated her tenure as Czech Ambassador to Slovakia on Monday, TASR learnt from the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry press department director Igor Skocek, adding that the name of her successor isn’t known yet.
The Czech Embassy will be led after Klausova’s departure by Pavel Sladky, the current head of the political and economic department of the embassy.
The wife of former Czech President Vaclav Klaus served as Czech Ambassador to Slovakia since December 2013. Klausova explained her end in office by saying that Czech ambassadors are usually sent abroad for four years.
Klausova’s appointment, championed by Czech President Milos Zeman, became a bone of contention between Zeman and former chief of Czech diplomacy Karl Schwarzenberg, iDNES.cz news website reported. Klausova became the ambassador only later, under the next caretaker government of Jiri Rusnok.