Seselj: I'll head to Croatia with my new diplomatic passport

SRS party leader Vojislav Seselj claims that he has been issued with a diplomatic passport, and plans to use it to visit Croatia.

Source: Tanjug
(Tanjug, file)
(Tanjug, file)

Seselj, who is a people's deputy (member) of the National Assembly of Serbia, says he wants to meet with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

"It's true that I have received a diplomatic passport. I received it based on being the main opposition leader, the chief of the largest opposition group in the Assembly of Serbia," he told Tanjug on Tuesday.

The reason for his planned trip to Zagreb, he also revealed, was "to get involved a bit" in the election campaign under way in Croatia. Asked "what kind of reactions he expected," Seselj replied:

"We'll see. There are probably people who won't like me arriving in Zagreb, but I think a huge majority will give me a cordial welcome."

Asked whether he was been entrusted with some "mission abroad" - considering that a decree on diplomatic and official passports stipulates a National Assembly deputy can be issued with this type of travel document for the said reason - Seselj said that he "does have a mission" - but of the kind that he is unwilling to reveal to the public.

"I'm a famous missionary," he said jokingly.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, meanwhile, is yet to confirm that the SRS leader has indeed been given a diplomatic passport.

Seselj has also tweeted the news, posting the following message:

"I have received a diplomatic passport. I'll soon go to Zagreb. I hope that Croatian authorities will not hinder me in any way, as a respectable Serbian diplomat."

One of his party's officials posted a picture of the passport:


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