Budapest, October 1 (MTI) – Andras Giro-Szasz has handed in his resignation as state secretary for government communications at the prime minister’s office.

Giro-Szasz noted at Thursday’s government press briefing that a new ministry will be set up to manage government communications, and he had declined an offer by the ministry’s incoming head, Antal Rogan, to take the post of state secretary for government communications. He added that the government office chief, Janos Lazar, offered him to stay on as a deputy head of the office but he declined.

Giro-Szasz said Prime Minister Viktor Orban had made a third proposal regarding his work in government, but it would be too soon to comment.

Asked about criticism of government communications by the (Fidesz) deputy parliamentary leader in charge of law-making, Gergely Gulyas, he said that “inexperience and a lack of knowledge together are pathetic, especially if paired with the lack of an ability to get the bigger picture.”

At the press briefing, government office chief Janos Lazar said that he hoped that the “whole issue of state secretaries” will have been concluded by Friday. He added that Orban had asked Giro-Szasz to stay on as head of government information.

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