07.05.2020. - 12:14
Meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met earlier today with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, and on that occasion handed him a letter for President Vladimir Putin, congratulating him the 75th anniversary of victory over fascism.
The congratulation of President Vučić reads:
"The Victory Day is one of the brightest dates in the history of mankind and a symbol of the indomitable and libertarian spirit of our glorious ancestors.
I am honoured that our nations went together through severe trials in the noble mission to free the world from the greatest evil of the twentieth century, overcoming fear and scorning death. That is why we have a duty forever to keep the memory of their superhuman struggle, on the side of justice and truth.
Serbia, Russia and the world are now back together in a battle, this time against an invisible enemy, the coronavirus, that knows no boundaries. Allow me to express my sympathy for the victims of COVID-19 in Russia and my hope for a speedy recovery of the diseased.
At the same time, I would like to thank you for showing your concern for Serbia at these times of greatest challenge for your country. Thank you for the human and statesmanlike solidarity, which you have conferred by sending generous medical assistance and the team of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. For us, this is a confirmation of your personal relationship with Serbia, as well as a confirmation of the extraordinary strategic relations and closest friendship of our two countries. Our relations are based on respect, understanding and mutual support, as demonstrated by Russia's active support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia, to which we are sincerely grateful," states President Vučić's congratulations to President Putin, accompanied by the wishes to continue to pursue plans for Russia's future providing her with a steady path of progress.
Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko thanked for the letter and stated that the Victory Day, despite the postponement of the traditional Red Square parade, would be commemorated and that the Embassy of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the city authorities in Belgrade, is preparing a series of events following the circumstances.
President Vučić and Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko discussed bilateral relations between Serbia and Russia and expressed hope that circumstances would soon allow for a high-level exchange of visits and the resumption of previously planned interstate contacts.
The two interlocutors also discussed the regional situation, especially in Kosovo and Metohija.
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7th May 2020