On November 20, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia made a decision to declare Hrvoj Šnajder, the first secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Belgrade, as persona non grata, according to the Ministry’s announcement.
The decision, as stated, was made in accordance with Article 9 of the Vienna Convention, which regulates diplomatic relations.
- During his professional engagement in the Republic of Serbia, Schneider grossly went beyond the scope of diplomatic norms and violated the aforementioned Convention. On this occasion, a diplomatic note was handed over to Croatian ambassador Hidayet Biščević – the announcement reads.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, as stated, regrets the behavior of the aforementioned diplomat in the past period “which does not contribute to the improvement of bilateral relations between Serbia and Croatia, good-neighborly cooperation and overall raising of the level of peace and stability in the region”.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia expresses the expectation that Serbia and Croatia will work together to build mutual trust, with the aim of achieving a common European future, the Ministry states.