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Serbian diplomats withdrawn from Macedonia

SKOPJE – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia received a note today from the Serbian Embassy in Skopje in which he was informed that the staff from the embassy have been called back to Serbia for consultations in Belgrade, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia is not aware of the reasons for this decision, and we have established communication with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia to determine the reasons for this procedure. According to the relevant provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the necessary institutions in Macedonia will undertake measures to protect the security and integrity of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Skopje”, said the MFA of Macedonia in a statement.

The Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabić announced today that regarding the decision for the withdrawal of the personnel from the Embassy in Macedonia she had talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Ivica Dačić and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić.

“This morning I had a meeting with Dačić and I had consultations with the President of Serbia and therefore it’s not about some minor issue” – said Brnabić.

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