The new head of Serbia’s diplomatic mission in the United States will be Marko Djuris, director of the Office of Kosovo and Metohija, the Serbian newspaper Kurir, citing unofficial sources.
Former ambassador Djerge Matkovic’s mandate has expired, and the Serbian embassy in Washington is expecting a new leadership.
According to the newspaper, the presence of Marko Djuris as part of the Serbian delegation at the signing of the economic agreement in Washington “was a sign of the special trust of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
According to the newspaper, Marko Djuris speaks fluent not only English but also Hebrew (he has Jewish roots in his mother’s line). “The Kurir believes that this fact will help the politician to establish contacts with the Jewish community and the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
It is expected that all procedures necessary for Jurich to take up his new position will be completed soon.
Marko Djuris (born in 1983) is a young politician from the immediate circle of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. He has been the director of the Serbian Government’s Office for Kosovo and Metohija since 2013. He is the deputy chairman of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party. From 2012 to 2014, he was the foreign policy advisor to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic. He is currently part of the leadership of the Serbian delegation to the EU-mediated negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina, along with President Vucic.