French Embassy Celebrates Bastille Day

A reception at the Embassy of France in Belgrade marked 14th July, the national holiday of this country.

The reception was attended by President Vučić and Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, government ministers, the diplomatic community and numerous guests from political and public life.

French Ambassador to Belgrade H.E. Frédéric Mondoloni assessed that the political dialogue between Serbia and France is at the highest level and the upcoming visit by President Aleksandar Vučić to Paris on 17th July confirms this. Ambassador Mondoloni expressed hope that President Macron will be able to come to Belgrade very soon, which would, as he said, further strengthen the strategic partnership of our two countries.

Ambassador reminded that in the past few months French ministers of education, sports and foreign affairs, as well as several parliamentary delegations visited Belgrade. He also pointed out that economic cooperation was strengthened by acquiring several significant contracts, such as the Vinca concession, which was granted to consortium Suez-Itochu and the concession for Airport Nikola Tesla to the company Vansi.  The regional Business forum France-Balkans was held in Belgrade at the end of May, which, as he said, was a great success.

Ambassador Mondoloni recalled the alliance of Serbia and France in the First World War since this year marks 100th anniversary since the war’s end in 1918.

“We are expecting that economic and political ties between Serbia and France will further strengthen. France can always count on Serbia as in the First and Second World War,” said President Vučić addressed guests.

CorD publication dedicated to France was presented on this occasion of the celebration of the Bastille Day.