BELGRADE – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has signed a proposal to relieve Defence Minister Bratislav Gasic of his post and sent it to the parliament for discussion, Tanjug learnt at the prime minister’s office.

Aleksandar Vucic
Aleksandar Vucic

As Belgrade media reported, this is expected to be one of the topics during the extraordinary session set to begin on Monday.

PM Vucic said on Friday he would relieve Gasic of his duties by the end of this month, as he had promised to do, and that a new minister would take office after 15 days.

The prime minister underscored that Gasic would not resign, but that he would send a proposal for his dismissal to Serbia’s lawmakers to debate on it.

Gasic stirred a storm of criticism after an insulting comment he made to a female reporter.