27.12.2019. - 16:59
Meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation
The President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, who presented him a letter from President Vladimir Putin, which reads as follows:
„Respected Mr President,
I cordially wish you a happy New Year and the holy Christmas holidays.
I am pleased to emphasise that the cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Serbia has been developing in an upward trajectory. The agreements reached during our meetings in Belgrade and Sochi opened up new perspectives for bilateral cooperation in numerous directions.
I believe that in the coming year we will continue to work together constructively to the benefit of the fraternal nations of our countries. I expect your arrival in Moscow to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
I wish you, your family and the loved ones good health and success, and to the brotherly Serbian people - peace and prosperity.
Vladimir Putin", reads the letter.
President Vučić and Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko agreed that the relations are governed by mutual understanding between the two countries, which was the result of intense political dialogue at the highest level. The two interlocutors said the year ahead is particularly significant for the relations between Serbia and Russia, given the visit of President Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev to Serbia, the visit of President Vučić to Russia, and the meeting of the two presidents during the "Belt and Road" Leaders Forum in China.
Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko also announced visits of other Russian officials next year.
President Vučić and Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko expressed the satisfaction with the work of the Serbian-Russian Intergovernmental Committee on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation and proposals for new joint projects while noting that the implementation of ongoing projects is going well, especially in the area of infrastructure and energy.
President Vučić and Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko discussed the regional situation and issues of global importance.
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27th December 2019