Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Street of Tunisia in Belgrade, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić reiterated the eternal gratitude to Tunisia for providing shelter and assistance to Serbian soldiers, the wounded and civilians in the First World War.
He assessed that relations between Serbia and Tunisia are based on mutual respect of the two peoples and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the two countries.
Thanks to the great Tunisian heart, 52,000 Serbian soldiers recovered and returned to the military front to contribute to the victory of the allies in the war. There are over 3,700 graves of Serbian soldiers and civilians left in Tunisia, which is their eternal home. Serbia will never forget that help and friendship and will always cherish the feeling of a special relationship with Tunisia, Dačić underlined.
According to him, based on numerous, historical links between our two countries and our peoples, as well as on similarities in the foreign policy of our countries, we can build relations of not only closer cooperation and greater understanding, but also relations of strategic partnership.
Seyf Allah Rejeb, Ambassador of Tunisia to Serbia, Arab and African Ambassadors accredited to Serbia, local authorities, members of Serbia-Tunisia Friendship Parliamentary Group and Serbia-Tunisia Friendship Association, Arabic Cultural Centre in Serbia and representatives from the civil society.