Ambassador Mondoloni welcomes the Consular Corps

On 16th May 2019, Ambassador of France to Serbia, H.E. Frederic Mondoloni, hosted at the embassy the Consular Corps in Serbia as well as representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior of Serbia.

On this occasion, the Ambassador welcomed the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Serbia. Namely, on 19th March 1839, in Kragujevac, François Duclos, the first representative of France in Serbia, handed his letters of credit to Prince Miloš Obrenović. Thus, he renewed the relations that already existed in the 13th and 14th centuries that history broke off. Mr. Duclos then opened the Consular Agency of France in Serbia, which was the forge of today’s Embassy of France in Belgrade.

The Ambassador, among other things, wanted to remind of the importance of the work of consulates. The Ambassador then greeted and thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior of Serbia for the daily support they provide.