Oliver Potezica

Serbian ambassador to Libya dies

BELGRADE - Serbian Ambassador to Libya Oliver Potezica died in hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, on Wednesday morning, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has confirmed to Tanjug.

Ambassador Potezica succumbed to injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Tunisia on Tuesday.

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Serbia Confirms Death of Embassy Employees in Libya

"We are united in grief after the death of our compatriots... Their bodies will be brought to Serbia late on Monday," Vucic told a press conference Saturday.

Serbian PM blamed Ahmed Abashi, a Libyan smuggler, for the kidnapping of two Serbian embassy officials.

Vucic also called on the remaining 250 Serbs to leave Libya immediately.

Ambassador says he asked for closure of embassy in Tripoli

Serbian Ambassador to Libya Oliver Potezica has denied in a protest letter that he had not sought the closure of the Serbian embassy in Libya.

The Belgrade-based paper Danas writes on Thursday that Potezica addressed his letter to the Serbian president, the prime minister, and the minister of foreign affairs.

Two Abducted Serbs Remain Missing In Libya

Two abducted Serbian diplomatic staffers remain missing in Libya despite positive statements from the Serbian authorities that the abductors were located on Sunday.

"We hope to resolve this situation in the coming 48 hours with a positive outcome," Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday.

On Monday, Vucic said he "expects the situation to be resolved any moment."

ATTACK ON CONVOY Two employees of Serbian embassy kidnapped in Libya

ATTACK ON CONVOY Two employees of Serbian embassy kidnapped in Libya

A liaison officer and a driver of the Serbian embassy in Libya were kidnapped on Sunday afternoon in Sabratha.

They were taken after a motorcade of cars, in which Serbian Ambassador Oliver Potezica was also traveling, came under attack.


Libya Tracks Down Abducted Serbians' Kidnappers

The Serbian foreign ministry on Sunday set up a crisis response team after the two employees of the country's embassy in Tripoli, Sladjana Stankovic and Jovica Stepic, were abducted near the Libyan town of Sabrath.

The ministry said the Libyan authorities have located the abductors who it said are still in Sabrath, and arrested one of them, although the two Serbs remain missing.