Bosnia’s new envoy to push for increased tourism, re-opened embassy
By Shruti ShekarJul. 25, 2018
The Canadian Embassy in Sarajevo was closed in 2009 after a ‘serious examination of Canada's current diplomatic representation abroad.’
Bosnian Ambassador Srdan Lalic says he hopes to boost tourism among Canadians to his country during his time in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It’s not a typical career path—going from crunching numbers and statistics to becoming the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Canada—but Srdan Lalic said he was offered the job because his resume drew the attention of Bosnia’s government.
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