HE Christopher Hill, the new Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Serbia, presented his credentials to Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, formally taking office, the US Embassy announced on Twitter.
Hill will replace Anthony Godfrey, who has held the position since November 2019.
After their meeting, Vučić told RTS that he had had a correct conversation with the new US Ambassador to Serbia, and that he expects an improvement in bilateral cooperation.
“I had a good conversation with Hill. We have to work together and understand the differences between us”, said Vučić.
Earlier in March, just before his arrival in Belgrade, Hill said that he wanted bilateral relations between the United States and Serbia to move forward “like never before” and the relationship between the two countries “to emerge better and stronger from global challenges”.
He also noted that a lot has changed since he was last in Belgrade, and announced that he is coming with a new view of Serbia, which is an “important partner and friend” for the United States.
Hill was nominated as ambassador by US President Joe Biden, and the US Senate confirmed the nomination on 11 March, noting that he is an experienced diplomat with deep knowledge of the situation in the Western Balkans.
Hill began his career in Belgrade, and was involved in the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in 1995, which ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He returned to the region in the second half of the 1990s as ambassador to what was then Macedonia, and was a special negotiator for Kosovo in 1998 and 1999.