Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz tabled his resignation on Thursday, in addition to the resignation formalized by Health Chief Lukasz Szumowski on Tuesday, despite the fact that the government downplayed these changes he formulated under the law.
The Foreign Ministry reported this Thursday that Czaputowicz submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. According to the PAP news agency, Czaputowicz, who has been in office since January 2018, had already proposed to leave after the Polish presidential elections.
The outgoing minister hopes that his successor – whose name is unknown – will follow the same line in foreign policy. Poland has been one of the most critical countries for the Belarusian government in recent days due to the open crisis following the last elections.
Czaputowicz’s resignation comes a day after an extraordinary meeting of EU heads of state and government at which the bloc agreed to impose sanctions on Belarusian heads of state and government and rejected the elections that lead to a sixth term for Alexander Lukashenko led.