The ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Ms. Mirsada Čolaković, will leave The Netherlands early next year. Many colleagues, members of the diaspora, and friends are already starting to say goodbye, in a very long sequence of visits and intimate farewells. Appointed as Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the OPCW in 2016, ambassador Čolaković will be remembered by many due to her passionate patriotism, her engaging conversations, her openness and positive attitude, her energy, her smile, and her solidarity with colleagues and compatriots.
Ambassador Čolaković made a real offer to reach out to the Dutch population, including in the business sector, in academia, in the artistic world, as well as among civil servants – thus building an enormous list of new friends and contacts for her country. Hard working and always present in every field, she has proved to be a naturally friendly person, with a great sense of humor – someone who could create a party atmosphere at any place.
As the ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Ms. Čolaković has made an impressive contribution to the valorization and recognition of her country’s diaspora. She has engaged the Dutch Government, politicians, businesspeople, and opinion leaders to create opportunities and better conditions in the bilateral exchanges between her country and the Netherlands in all fields. She has acted as a great gender champion and a leading figure in the representation of the western Balkans in The Netherlands.
In the current situation, Diplomat Magazine had to hand over to ambassador Čolaković her well-deserved Certificate of Merit in a private ceremony, held at the embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.