August 21, 2017
Toma

Serbian Ambassador Dusanka Divjak-Tomic and the staff, as stated, arrived last night (Sunday) in Belgrade. A detailed explanation of what is happening will be given during the day today by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić, said RTS.

In the meantime, Macedonian media are reporting that the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it had received a note from the embassy of Serbia in Skopje, informing them that the embassy staff had been asked to travel to Belgrade for consultations. 

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not familiar with the reasons for this decision and is therefore establishing communication with the MFA of Serbia. In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the institutions of the Republic of Macedonia are taking measures to protect the security and integrity of the embassy of Serbia in Skopje,” a statement said. 

The news about the withdrawal of Serbian diplomats was broken last night by Macedonian TV Telma, which referred to sources in the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

According to the information, the Serbian embassy, calling on the Geneva Convention, asked the Macedonian authorities to strengthen the security of the embassy. 

Ambassador Divjak-Tomic told Beta that she could not make any comment, and added, in a SMS message sent to the agency’s Skopje correspondent, that they should seek more information tomorrow (Monday) from the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

source: B92