Serbia to send "highest level delegation" to Russian forum
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic received on Wednesday in Belgrade Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin.Source: B92
Chepurin, "along with personally congratulating Prime Minister Vucic on his victory at the presidential election, handed him letters of congratulations from President and Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev," the Serbian government announced.
The Russian smbassador said that the victory in the presidential election was "sign that voters in Serbia positively assessed the policy of Vucic and gave him a mandate to continue this policy in order to ensure the country's peace, security and economic progress," adding that "Russia will continue to develop the overall relations with Serbia in the mutual interest."
Vucic "confirmed the participation of the Serbian delegation at the St. Petersburg forum in June this year at the highest level, saying that this will be an opportunity to deepen military-technical, industrial, agricultural and scientific cooperation between the two countries."
On the occasion of the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, Vucic extended his deepest condolences once more to Chepurin, the state leadership and the people of the Russian Federation, "with the belief that the Russian state will know how to deal with security challenges."