Slovenia had refused to accredit Serbia’s Zoran Djorjdevic as head of the mission to Slovenia citing “formal obstacles of security nature,” Ljubljana-based daily Delo reported on Nov. 23.
In early August, the Serbian Foreign Ministry sent due notifications for the appointment of several ambassadors, including Zoran Djordjevic, the former minister and the former director of national postal service Posta Srbije.
According to the daily, it was impossible to obtain an official explanation for the refusal of agreement for Djordjevic, because the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs does not comment on accreditation procedure for heads of missions.
According to the daily’s sources, one of Slovenia’s state institutions has expressed “formal reservations” about Djordjevic.
According to Article 4 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, “the receiving State is not obliged to give a reason for a refusal of agreement.”
According to standard diplomatic practice, if the person proposed to be accredited does not receive agreement from the receiving State within 90 days from the date of notification, that person shall be deemed refused. After three months, the receiving State considers the ambassador-designate to be persona non grata or not acceptable.