The Montenegrin Foreign Ministry said it asked the Ministry of Internal Affairs on August 12 to ban the entry of Vladimir Bozovic, who was declared persona non grata in Montenegro, and to ensure that he is permanently expelled from the country.
“In connection with the latest case of his false and formal representation as ambassador, we asked, through diplomatic channels, for an explanation from the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Podgorica, and we received an answer that he is the ambassador until the President of Serbia issues a decree on his removal from office,” the Ministry said on its official Twitter account.
“Persona non grata Vladimir Bozovic continuously and now also on the Day of Mourning, shamefully insults the citizens of Montenegro and demeans its international legal subjectivity,” the Ministry added.
We note that a letter from Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to his Montenegrin counterpart Milo Djukanovic regarding the recent tragedy in Cetinje was sent to Djukanovic’s office from the address of former Serbian Ambassador to Podgorica Vladimir Bozovic.
Djukanovic’s office described this as another act of disrespect for the institutions of Montenegro.
“It is unacceptable that Bozovic is using even the tragic event in Cetinje to continue with his practice of false representation and violation of international conventions,” said the statement.
Bozovic was declared persona non grata by a Montenegrin Government decision in November 2020.