Addressing a news conference in Petrinja, Minister Grlić Radman said that the experienced Croatian diplomat Biščević enjoyed the support of the government in Zagreb.
He says that exclusively Croatian institutions 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 Biščević’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 Biščević 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 Biščević, President Zoran Milanović said that he would recall the ambassador for consultations to establish the truth.
Minister Grlić Radman also rejected Milanović’s claims that it was him who appointed Grlić Radman to an ambassadorial post.
Grlić Radman said that he had been employed for diplomatic tasks for the first time in 1991 by the first Croatian president Franjo Tuđman and since then he has been an official in the foreign ministry.
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