Slovakia expels Vietnamese Diplomat Involved in Trinh Xuan Thanh’s Abduction

Vietnamese Ambassador to Slovakia Duong Trong Minh (right)

Breaking news Slovakia expels Vietnamese Diplomat Involved in Trinh Xuan Thanh’s Abduction

On Wednesday (February 5, 2020), Mr. František Ružička, state secretary of Slovakia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, summoned Vietnamese Ambassador in Slovakia Duong Trong Minh. On behalf of Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajčák, Secretary František Ružička informed the Vietnamese ambassador that Slovakia Republic is not welcomed a Vietnamese diplomat based in Bratislava and this Vietnamese official must leave Slovakia within 48 hours.

The move was by Slovakia’s authorities made after Germany’s Federal Court of Justice issues final decision on the case of Vietnam’s abduction of Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin.

Finally, Mr. F. Ruzicka said his country is willing to enhance bilateral cooperation based on mutuan interest, seriousness and respect of international law.

Announcement of Slovakia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding deportation of a Vietnamese diplomat within 48 hours in relation with Trinh Xuan Thanh’s abduction.

The announcement by the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs deported Vietnamese diplomats within 48 hours for the abduction of Trinh Xuan Thanh

This is the first consequence for Vietnam after after Germany’s Federal Court of Justice issued its final decision on Trinh Xuan Thanh’s kidnap (Conviction of Nguyen Hai Long for involving in the abduction).

Trinh Xuan Thanh was said to be taken out of the EU by the charter flight of the Slovakian government lent to Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security To Lam.

Nhạt báo SME của Slovakia đăng tải công bố trục xuất cán bộ Đại sứ quán Việt Nam tại Bratislava hôm 05.02.2020

Daily newspaper SME of Slovalia filed the decision of expeling a Vietnamese diplomat on February 5, 2020