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03.05.2021. - 14:42

Meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, to whom he presented Easter greetings for President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

Congratulating Easter, President Vučić asked Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko to convey to President Putin, Patriarch Kirill and all Orthodox believers in the Russian Federation, sincere wishes for peace, good health and all progress. 
 
On this occasion, President Vučić also thanked for the support that Russia provides to Serbia during the pandemic, stating that the production of the Russian vaccine "Sputnik V" will contribute to ensuring the continuation of immunisation of citizens in the following period. 
 
The interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the progress of economic cooperation between Serbia and Russia and pointed out that joint infrastructure projects, as well as projects in the field of energy, follow the planned dynamics and will greatly contribute to the economic progress of our country and the citizens' quality of life. 
 
One of the topics of conversation was the celebration of the Day of Victory over fascism in the Second World War. The interlocutors agreed that one of the most important dates in modern history should be marked in accordance with the circumstances caused by the pandemic, but that the struggle for truth continues despite attempts to revise history, which is completely unacceptable for all nations who, like Serbian and Russian, maintain the libertarian tradition and who made huge sacrifices in the fight against fascism. 
 
President Vučić and Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko also discussed the situation in Kosovo and Metohija and regional issues. They agreed that the policy of peace, cooperation and preservation of stability are of the utmost importance for the further development of the Western Balkans. 
 
VIDEO MATERIAL CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE FTP SERVER OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE. 
 
Belgrade,
3rd May 2021
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