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Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 

Serbia PM Brnabic on withdrawal of embassy staff: It's no small matter

Serbia PM Brnabic on withdrawal of embassy staff: It

Belgrade, 21 August 2017 (MIA) - Commenting on recent developments involving the Serbian embassy in Macedonia, Ana Brnabic said 'it's no small matter' and that she had had consultations with Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.

The Serbian Prime Minister told reporters Monday that a press release was set to be released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was being drafted with 'joined efforts', Tanjug reports.

Late on Sunday, the entire staff of the Serbian embassy in Skopje has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade.

The Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Monday it still hasn't received any official information from Belgrade to explain why diplomats and staff have been withdrawn from the Embassy of Serbia in Skopje.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs told MIA that is establishing communication with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia.

Serbian Ambassador Dusanka Divjak-Tomic in a statement for Serbian media on Sunday confirmed that entire personnel of the Embassy has been withdrawn and that she could not make any comment. A detailed explanation of what is happening will be given today by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic.

In accordance with 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, Macedonia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. ba/sk/12:33

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