The opening reception of Serbia’s brand new embassy in Washington D.C. was attended by about 200 dignitaries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
On this occasion, Ambassador of Serbia to the United States H.E. Marko Đurić stated that he is proud of Serbia opening an embassy near the White House, which as he said, is due to the effort of President Aleksandar Vučić and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selaković.
“Serbia is nurturing friendship with the USA,” said ambassador Đurić.
The President of the Assembly of Serbia Vladimir Orlić and the Vice-President of the Government of Serbia and the Minister of Culture and Information Maja Gojković spoke at the ceremony.
The wife of the President of Serbia Tamara Vučić addressed the audience, and reminded that numerous distinguished Serbs contributed to the US and the American dream, it was stated in the statement of the Ministry.
“Let the new building of the Embassy of Serbia in the USA be the place where new bridges of our cooperation will be built, deepening the Serbian-American historical ties”, said Tamara Vučić.
The opening of the embassy was also attended by the US Special Envoy for the Western Balkans, Gabriel Escobar, and Ohio National Guard Commander John Harris, who noted that the opening of the new Serbian embassy in Washington symbolizes the opening of a new era in bilateral relations.
“As a diplomat, I am very happy that our relations are developing in the right direction, but as an American, I am also proud to say that people from Serbia and the Balkans have made a great contribution to the development of this country,” Escobar said.
General Harris said that Serbia and the USA share values in many aspects of life, and that Serbia can count on him and the Ohio National Guard as someone who will convey positive messages about the future of Serbian-American relations.
“I would like to say that this generation had an easy diplomatic path, that it had the opportunity to grow up in a peaceful world, but that is not the case. This generation has a lot of work ahead of them, and a lot of work will be done in this place,” General Harris concluded.