Britain Appoints Ambassador to Belgrade

Published November 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Britain has appointed a new ambassador to Belgrade, the Foreign Office announced Wednesday, after the Yugoslav government decided to restore diplomatic relations severed by the Kosovo conflict. 

He is Charles Crawford, a former ambassador to Sarajevo, who will take up  

his appointment in January. 

Earlier this month, Belgrade also reestablished diplomatic relations with the United States, France and Germany. 

They too had been broken at the start of the NATO bombing campaign in March 1999 against Yugoslav forces operating in the southern province of Kosovo. 

The restoration of diplomatic ties follows Yugoslavia's rapid return to the international fold after reformist President Vojislav Kostunica took power in early October -- LONDON (AFP)  




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