FDPM and MFA Ivica Dacic reacts to Boris Tadic’s statement

D“It is a disgrace that Boris Tadic is abusing Ambassador Potezica’s demise for daily political purposes, in order to perpetuate his years-long conflict with me and with the Government of Serbia. What he is doing is neither in the spirit of Christianity, nor typical of a statesman.

I would like to remind everyone that Boris Tadic, the holder of Gaddafi’s decoration, visited Gaddafi on four occasions in a five-year period, that he was the only European President who attended the Military Parade in Tripoli on the occasion of the 40th anniversary since Gaddafi came to power, accompanied by members of SAF, and that Gaddafi’s son used to come to Serbia under the guise of secrecy, and stayed in Serbia’s residential palaces.

The amnesia-stricken Tadic claims that the fighting broke out in 2012, and that he did not close the Embassy in Libya because it helped rescue Serbian people, while it is common knowledge that the conflicts in Libya took place in 2011, that Gaddafi was murdered in October 2011, and since I headed the team for evacuating our citizens in my capacity as Minister of the Interior at the time, I know that everything happened in February 2011, as can be proven with videos and texts showing and describing how I awaited the planes from Libya.

Since Tadic was in power till April 2012, why didn’t he close the Embassy then, in the midst of war and fighting? Why didn’t he withdraw Potezica, who was appointed by Tadic himself, and who awaited Tadic in Libya when he visited that country? And I shall not even touch on the severe accusations concerning that period, arguing that the Serbian fighters participated in armed conflicts, on the side of Gaddafi.

The fact that Tadic mistakenly talks about the deaths of two Embassy’s officials as if they happened in 2015, and not in 2016, is illustrative enough of how much he is concerned with the deaths of our diplomats.

Everyone is entitled to hate me and ask for my dismissal, to criticize the Government of Serbia, but the holder of Gaddafi’s decoration and keeper of the Green Book presented to him by Gaddafi two years before his downfall, Boris Tadic might show some respect for the people who worked for their country and to the benefit of its people.”