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Slovak foreign minister withdraws resignation after migrant pact row

Slovak foreign minister withdraws resignation after migrant pact row
FILE PHOTO: Slovakia's Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak addresses a news conference after a European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo -
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BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak has withdrawn his resignation and will stay in the cabinet after a dispute over the country’s decision to reject a U.N. pact on the treatment of migrants, he said in a ministry statement on Friday.

Lajack, who protested parliament’s vote against the global deal, said on Friday he reversed his decision after guarantees from Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini that the country would not change its foreign policy course.

(Reporting by Tatiana Jancarikova; Editing by Peter Graff)

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