New Ambassadors: Mesic to Rome, Simunovic to Washington, Pokaz to London

Lauren Simmonds

New Ambassadors from Croatia have been named and are ready to assume their responsibilities.

 As 24sata reports on the 20th of June, 2017, the current Croatian ambassadors who have completed their mandates are set to be replaced by twenty new colleagues. 

The former Croatian ambassador to Hungary, Gordan Grlic Radman, is set to head to Germany, while Aleksandar Sunko will represent the country in Greece. Igor Pokaz is off to Great Britain and Jasen Mesic will represent Croatia in Rome, Italy.

The recipient country’s approval – an indispensable step in the procedure – came directly from the British capital for Igor Pokaz, Croatia’s new ambassador to the United Kingdom, where Ivan Grdesic will step down after almost five years on the job. Igor Pokaz returned to diplomacy after privately withdrawing from the post of ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Russia back in 2015, after which this place (until the appointment of Toncic Stanicic earlier this year) remained vacant.

Pjer Simunovic will replace Josko Paro in Washington, United States. The former Ambassador to France, Ivo Goldstein, has already been dismissed, despite numerous criticisms, Goldstein waited for the end of his mandate before stepping down officially. In Belgrade, Gordan Markotic has already been dismissed, the same story goes for the Croatian ambassador to Finland, Slovakia and Morocco. New candidates for those newly opened positions have not yet gone through all the necessary steps for their appointment.


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