Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic-Radman said on Tuesday that Croatian ambassador to Serbia, Hidajet Biscevic, "enjoys the support of Croatian government," in a statement commenting on accusations leveled at Biscevic by the leader of ethnic Croats in Serbia.
Addressing a news conference in Petrinja, Minister Grlic-Radman said that the experienced Croatian diplomat Biscevic enjoyed the support of the government in Zagreb.
He added that “Croatian institutions exclusively are in charge of assessing the performance of Croatian diplomats.”
The minister said that the status of the Croatian community in Serbia is one of Biscevic’s priorities.
“Media speculations and such statements in media about Croatia’s diplomats are not the best way of communication. Croatia’s diplomacy does not deserve that and furthermore this could also be an indirect attempt from outside to impact the political relations in Croatia,” said the minister who will travel to Subotica on Wednesday.
He also said that it was also inappropriate to disseminate reports against Biscevic after the recent incident in which the Croatian flag was removed from the residence of the Croatian ambassador in Belgrade.
Following media reports about the criticism targeted against Biscevic, President Zoran Milanovic said that he would recall the ambassador for consultations to “establish the truth,” Croatia’s state agency Hina reported.