"Dear Vladimir..." Vucic pens letter to Putin on Russia Day
Aleksandar Vucic has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian citizens on Russia Day, the national holiday of the Russian Federation.Source: Tanjug
The Serbian president on Tuesday handed a letter containing his message to Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin, who received him at the Russian embassy in Belgrade.
In the letter, Vucic expressed gratitude to Moscow for supporting Serbia on issues of essential and national interest to the country, above all on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, and wished Russia further progress and prosperity.
Vucic stressed that this day was also important to all those to whom Russia is a friend, who respect the many centuries long history of the Russian statehood, the eternal values of patriotism, and the striving of nations toward freedom and independence, as well as the Russian people's rich spiritual and cultural heritage.
Vucic said that, as a sincere friend, he is very happy that Russia, as a powerful and independent state, with Putin as its president and based on his vision and clear political thought, has achieved great successes. "The new May decree represents yet more confirmation that you have, with your many years of dedicated work, forever indebted the modern Russian state and contributed to strengthening political stability, unity of goals and a consolidation of the society," he said.
Vucic pointed out that the firm relationship, which he and Putin have built based on mutual respect, understanding and trust, convinces him that he can continue to expect Putin's comprehensive assistance in strengthening ties between the two countries and achieving joint projects, which Serbia, he underlined, as a reliable partner and a sincere friend will give its full contribution to.
The president emphasized that Russians and Serbians are bound by their historic friendship, and that mutual understanding between the two nations can serve as a good example to many others in the world.
"Therefore, once again I congratulate the brotherly Russian people on their national holiday and wish them good health and happiness in their personal lives, and to you, dear Vladimir, a lot of success in your responsible work to Russia's benefit, and I express my hope that you will once again honor us and visit Serbia soon," Vucic concluded.