Eulogy by Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, during a final farewell rite commemorating a tragically defunct Serbian Ambassador Oliver Potezica

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Dear members of a late Ambassador’s family,
Dear colleagues and friends,
We have collected here currently to bid a final farewells to a dear colleague, Ambassador Oliver Potezica.

Ambassador Oliver Potezica was a male who never thrived on ideologies, though was one of those people posterior ideals. A chairman though such priorities and values in their life would not have been means to author hundreds of texts and dozens of books. The Ambassador’s usually beliefs was his country; in his work, he was guided by state interests. Having reached veteran majority in a Foreign Service of SFRY, he also acquired a attributes of a career diplomat, a schooled man, a shining expert of a segment where he spent roughly all of his years of service, and of a collocutor hold in high venerate by unfamiliar diplomats.

They contend that a good diplomat can speak to a kings, presidents and typical group alike, any of them feeling during palliate articulate to him. Oliver was a male of that mould: heads of state viewed Ambassador Potezica as His Excellency, in a loyal clarity of a word; typical group saw him as a chairman who oozed regard and humanity, and so they called him sefirah Oli, or simply habibi.

This impetuosity and lightness in communication was pivotal for successful staff government during a Serbian Embassies where he was posted abroad. As a conduct of mission, he was courteous and demure in honour of a work, family and personal issues of his colleagues, that is a underline that usually adorns those who delight loyal adore for people and who are experienced, correct and poised enough. He trustworthy special significance to continual education. He favourite to deliberate on opposite matters and to ask questions, as good as to pass on a believe he had gained.

He was Ambassador in Libya before, during and after Gaddafi was toppled, he orderly evacuations of Serbian nationals from Libya; he was Ambassador in Jordan and Palestine during a time when fight developments in a territories of a former SFRY and in Bosnia put a tag on all things Serbian in that partial of a world. At a commencement of his career, Ambassador Potezica was posted to Tehran, where he upgraded his believe about a Islamic world, so apropos an well-developed researcher and chronicler of Middle-East affairs.

Those were a hurdles confronting his tactful missions, and there were many some-more blows. If we tentatively determine that a plea is an design problem that needs to be addressed, and that a blow is a problem in a same degree, though a one that is, as a order of thumb, dishonourably tainted, tributary and fabricated, i.e. assembled by spin doctors and prompted by indeterminate motives, afterwards Ambassador Oliver Potezica was a record-breaker of sorts, not usually by a series of countries he had been reserved to (considered formidable according to a UN sequence of avocation stations according to conditions of life and work), though also by a intensity of a attacks he came underneath during a accepted partial of his veteran career, that appearance when his associates Sladjana Stankovic and Jovica Stepic got tragically killed in Jan 2016.

Dear family members, dear colleagues,

We are here to compensate a final respects to Serbian Ambassador Oliver Potezica, who will always sojourn in a memory by his flexible mind, his professionalism and untiring artistic energy.

On interest of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all a employees and on my possess behalf, we would like to communicate a many intense condolences to a family and friends of Ambassador Oliver Potezica.

May his memory live forever!

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