15.06.2020. - 18:57
Telephone conversation with the President of the Russian Federation
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić spoke by telephone with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, and thanked him for the opportunity to exchange views on various issues of bilateral and international relations again, merely a month after the previous telephone conversation.
President Vučić thanked President Putin for the invitation to attend the Victory Parade in Moscow on June 24. He pointed out that it was a great honour for him to participate in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism as he is proud of the fact that the Serbian and Russian people stood on the same side of freedom in the Second World War. "That is why there is not a more important duty than preserving the memory of the glorious history and the truth about the struggle that brought freedom and peace," said President Vučić.
The two officials discussed regional issues, and dedicated most of the time to the question of Kosovo and Metohija, especially to what is happening on the international political scene concerning this issue. President Putin said that he will talk about it in private with President Vučić next week in Moscow, during the celebration of the victory over fascism. President Putin stressed that Russia will support Serbia when it comes to Kosovo and Metohija and that it is clear that no decision can be made without the United Nations Security Council.
President Vučić once again thanked President Putin for Russia's active support to the state and national interests of Serbia, based on the principles of international law and justice.
President Putin confirmed that he will visit Serbia again to attend the central state ceremony of Saint Sava Temple consecration, and pointed out that Russia would help the interests of Serbia and protect the interests of the Serbian Orthodox Church. President Vučić stated that he will be honoured to host President Putin again, especially on that solemn occasion as Russia has invaluably contributed to the completion of the largest Orthodox church in Serbia, making it one of the symbols of closeness between the two countries and two nations.
President Vučić said that he was looking forward to the visit of the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergey Lavrov, to Belgrade this week. "The fact that he chose our country for his first foreign visit after the forced break caused by the coronavirus pandemic, represents for us yet another confirmation of the closest friendly relations and extraordinary strategic partnership," said President Vučić. He expressed confidence that he will have the opportunity to discuss in detail with Minister Lavrov the issues of Serbian-Russian political and economic cooperation, as well as the situation in the Balkans and current developments in the world.
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin expressed his confidence in the victory of the list headed by the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić in the forthcoming elections and wished him every success, both personal and political.
15th June 2020