The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia announced today that it has declared Croatian diplomat Hrvoj Šnejder persona non grata, due to, as stated, gross departure from diplomatic norms and violation of the Vienna Convention, which regulates diplomatic relations.
"On November 20, 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia made a decision to, in accordance with Article 9 of the Vienna Convention, which regulates diplomatic relations, declare Mr. Hrvoj Šnajder, the first secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Belgrade, to be persona non grata ", the ministry announced.
According to the report, during his professional engagement in Serbia, Šnajder "grossly departed from the framework of diplomatic norms and violated the aforementioned Convention" and adds that a diplomatic note was handed over to Croatian Ambassador Hidayet Biščević on this occasion.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia regrets the behavior of the aforementioned diplomat in the past period, which does not contribute to the improvement of bilateral relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Croatia, good-neighborly cooperation and the overall increase in the level of peace and stability in the region," the statement said.
It is added that 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.