Ambassador Bjornstad is likely to become the second Norwegian on the list. On the initiative of the Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic, the ambassador has been nominated for the charter of the Honorary Citizen of Belgrade.
“The city of Belgrade wants to repay to His Excellency for the great assistance of the Kingdom of Norway to Belgrade and Serbia after floods in May 2014, and to further strengthen the excellent cooperation and friendly relations,” says Belgrade mayor Sinisa Mali.
“True friendship is not just about celebrating success together. It is also helping each other when help is needed, and this is what Norway has done. To be nominated as the representative of Norway to this honour is a great token of gratitude and friendship to Norway from the people of Belgrade and Serbia, “ said Mr. Bjornstad.
The City assembly is due to officially declare him an honorary Belgrader at its September session.