Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić received letters of credence from the new ambassador of Greece, Maria Levanda, who expressed assurances that the country will not change its position on Kosovo and Metohia, which is confirmed by the statements of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
During the ceremony of handing over the letters of credence, Vučić welcomed and successful diplomatic mandate to Ambassador Levanda, and during the meeting he emphasized that Serbia attaches great importance to the further intensification of political dialogue and the improvement of comprehensive cooperation with Greece.
He expressed satisfaction with the existing mutual understanding with Prime Minister Mitsotakis, as well as the opportunity to host President Sakellaropoulou soon.
Vučić emphasized that Serbia greatly appreciates Greece’s support in matters of territorial integrity and sovereignty and the firm position that it does not recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo, and also emphasized the importance of Greece’s involvement in accelerating the process of Serbia’s European integration, his cabinet announced.
The interlocutors expressed the hope that the development of Serbian-Greek relations will continue for mutual benefit, with the expectation that a new session of the High Council for Cooperation between Serbia and Greece will be held.
It was established that it is necessary to increase economic cooperation between the two countries, especially in areas where there is significant unused potential.
Vučić also received the credentials of the newly appointed ambassador of Syria, Bassem Dzaman Aga, and wished him a warm welcome and successful work.
Vučić and Ambassador Aga stated that the ties between the two countries are based on friendship that dates back to the time of the SFRY and joint involvement in the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, but also that there is room for strengthening bilateral relations.
The President thanked Syria for its principled and consistent support for preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Serbia, pointing out that our country will always be on the side of international law, which implies respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all UN member states.
He expressed the hope that Syria will overcome difficulties based on a solution that is in line with the aspirations of the Syrian people and embark on the path of recovery.
On this occasion, Ambassador Aga expressed his satisfaction that he is starting diplomatic work in Belgrade.
Vučić also received letters of credence from the newly appointed apostolic nuncio of the Holy See in Serbia, Archbishop Santa Ganđemi, who conveyed the greetings of Pope Francis to him.
The President extended a warm welcome to Archbishop Gandjemi, expressing his belief that relations between the two countries will gain intensity in the coming period.
On this occasion, the interlocutors discussed numerous topics of importance for bilateral relations, which were said to be based on genuine mutual respect.
President Vučić thanked the Holy See for its principled position to respect the territorial integrity of Serbia and not recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. He also noted that the Holy See is willing to hear and understand the views of Serbia, which he also saw during his visit to Pope Francis.
Archbishop Gandjemi conveyed the assurances of the Holy See that they will not change their position on the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo.
President Vučić sent warm greetings to Pope Francis, as well as congratulations for the upcoming Christmas.
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