Foreign minister quashes idea to make former first lady ambassador

President Miloš Zeman would like to see the former first lady Livia Klausová become the country’s ambassador to Slovakia, according to Czech public television. Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said he was informed about the idea and found it totally unacceptable on the grounds that the former first lady has no experience in the field of diplomacy. He said that in his view the post should go to a career diplomat.