Our relationship is not only exceptional capital bequeathed by history, but also a relationship that’s more alive than ever before. The year 2023 will thus see the emergence of projects, particularly in the domain of infrastructure, and promises to be full of new opportunities for enterprises in France and Serbia ~ Pierre Cochard
As an old French saying from the 19th century goes, “the world belongs to the optimists, the pessimists are only spectators”. The challenges facing the world – I’m referring to the war in Ukraine, the absolute necessity of peace and dialogue, climatic urgency – provide an incentive to further strengthen our ties, to mobilise our energies in order to be able to speak loudly and influence the course of events. Together with Serbia and the other Western Balkan countries, we belong to the same large European family, sharing values and a common historical and cultural heritage, illustrated on the ground by very concrete achievements in the service of the populations and young people. France, alongside its partners, wants 2023 to be an opportunity to advance much faster and further along the path of European integration! Another major factor of optimism is the solidity of the bilateral relationship between France and Serbia.
Our relationship is not only exceptional capital bequeathed to us by history, but also a relationship that’s more alive than ever. The year 2023 will, thus, see the emergence of projects, particularly in the domain of infrastructure, and promises to be full of new opportunities for enterprises in our two countries. The “Green Agenda”, a priority for all, encourages us to move further ahead in developing our innovation potential. French-Serbian creativity will be expressed in many other areas of cooperation. As such, France will next autumn have the privilege of being the guest of honour at the Belgrade Book Fair, an unmissable must-attend event. May this new year also provide an incentive to beautiful and stimulating cultural discoveries!