Addressing guests, Ambassador Axel Dittmann said that Germany remains strongly pro-European orientated even after the recent parliamentary elections, while its support to Serbia on the road to the EU remains beyond question.
He noted that there are still “several obstacles to be removed” in the process of Serbia’s accession to the Union, mentioning the rule of law in particular. He added that he is glad that Prime Minister Ana Brnabić singled out this field as a priority.
Ambassador Dittmann also gave special thanks to President Vučić for his contribution to raising the monument to Danubian Swabians in the town of Bački Jarak, referring to that as “a great gesture of reconciliation”.
He said that Germany and Serbia are today close partners, with excellent bilateral relations.
Guests of the event included Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, National Assembly Speaker Maja Gojković and Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs Minister Zoran Đorđević, EU Ambassador to Serbia Sem Fabrizi, as well as members of the diplomatic corps, business people, leaders of opposition political parties and practitioners from the culture and public scenes.