U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia


The U.S. shared normalized relations with Yugoslavia until 1992 when Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia all seceded. The republics of Serbia and Montenegro declared a new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) in April 1992. On May 21, 1992, the U.S. announced that it would not recognize the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) as the successor state of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), as Serbia and Montenegro claimed. The U.S. Ambassador was recalled from Belgrade, but the mission continued with a staff under the authority of a Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.


Source, United States, Department of State, Office of the Historian

Ambassador's Introduction

This video was produced by the U.S Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs in September 2012. The speaker is U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Michael Kirby.

For a transcript please click here.

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