Serbian authorities summon Serbian ambassador to Poland for supporting Polish LGBT community

Serbian Foreign Minister, Nikola Selakovic, summoned on Wednesday, the country’s ambassador to Poland, Nikola Zurovac, after Zurovac signed a letter of support of the Polish LGBT community without prior consultation with Belgrade.

Forty other ambassadors to Poland signed the letter too, but Zurovac’s move led to the cancellation of Selakovic’s visit to Warsaw.

And though the letter per se was not a problem, the Ministry’s statement said, since Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic was openly gay, Serbian diplomacy was unprepared for the expected adverse reaction by the Polish conservative authorities.

“Zurovac signed the letter a day before Selakovic’s scheduled visit to Poland. That triggered negative reactions of the local conservative authorities, especially because Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria did not support the letter. That led to the cancellation of the visit planned for Wednesday and Thursday,” a diplomatic source told the Blic daily.

The latest reports show the LGBT community position in Poland as the worst than in any other European Union member states.

(B92, 20.05.2021)


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