Modernization: 07.12.2022 22:39
Issued by: 07.12.2022, 22:15
PRAGUE – Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) will nominate Tomasz Bujar, who is now the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign and Security Affairs, for the post of National Security Adviser. The Prime Minister said this today in an interview with CNN Prima News television station. At the next meeting, the government will discuss the creation of the position of National Security Adviser. The State Security Council recommended in today’s meeting the establishment of the post, according to Fiala.
The Prime Minister said: “I see Tomasz Bujar myself and would suggest him as a truly competent candidate who is exceptionally well-equipped for this position.” “But of course I will discuss it with my partners and the government will approve it,” he added.
The Cabinet’s program statement indicated the establishment of the position of National Security Adviser in the Cabinet Office by the end of this year. At the time of its formation, the government coalition of Together and Pirates and STAN planned for this advisor to be the coordinator on mixed threats and disinformation. “The government office will thus create a platform for coordination and communication between security policy entities with the aim of ensuring closer cooperation between intelligence and security services and effective action against disinformation and hybrid threats,” the program statement said.
“The State Security Council today unanimously recommended the establishment of that post as we proposed,” Fiala said today. He added, “In the next meeting of the government, the government will agree to create this job.”
The forty-eight-year-old Bujar has been vice president of the private university institute CEVRO since 2014, which focuses, among other things, on security issues. From 1997 to 2005, he was Executive Director of People in Need. Subsequently, he worked as a consultant and deputy for bilateral relations and later the European Union and security in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2010 and 2014, he was ambassador to Israel.
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