The newly appointed Ambassador of Russia to Serbia, H.E. Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko (Александр Боцан-Харченко), handed over a letter of credence to the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, and officially started the diplomatic mandate in Belgrade.
Addressing President Vucic in the Serbian language, Ambassador Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko said that he was honoured to have been appointed to this duty.
The new ambassador confirmed to Vucic of Russia’s readiness to continue good relations between two countries and informed him of the invitation from President Vladimir Putin to participate in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II on 9 May 2020.
“This also speaks about the importance that Russian President Vladimir Putin gives to our country, our friendship, and the desire to further improve our relations. We had good relations with the previous ambassador and we will continue to strengthen ties with you and the Russian Federation,” Vucic said.
Short biography of Ambassador Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko
Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko (61) comes to Serbia from the position of chief of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among others, in charge of Serbia.
From 1997 to 2002, he was a minister-advisor at the Russian Embassy in Croatia.
From 2004 to 2009, he was Special Representative of Russia’s Foreign Minister for the Balkans.
From 2009 to 2014 Harchenko was an ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.