THE PRESIDENT of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, published a story on Instagram showing a picture he took in New York, which shows the Serbian flag and a girl in our national costume, who welcomed the president with bread and salt.
Photo: Printskrin Instagram/buducnostsrbijeav
VUCIC’S MARATHON IN NEW YORK: The President of Serbia on the East River with 30 world officials
Let us remind you that President Vučić is in New York where, on the occasion of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, he will meet with more than 30 state officials around the world and heads of key international political and economic organizations.
Vučić previously announced that in New York he will strongly defend international law, which the Western powers wholeheartedly appeal to in the case of Ukraine, and trampled on him when it comes to Kosovo. He will address the General Assembly tomorrow, where he will speak about Serbia’s principled positions and defend state and national interests.
The confirmed number of meetings is impressive both in terms of the number and importance of the interlocutors, so Vučić will, among others, talk with the presidents of Iran, Somalia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the leaders of Niger, Gabon, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehamer, King of Eswatini Mswati III …
Meetings with the highest officials of the Washington administration and a significant number of influential congressmen are particularly significant. Vučić should therefore meet with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, as well as with Jack Sullivan, US President Joseph Biden’s national security adviser. Also on the agenda are talks with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, congressmen from the ranks of both Democrats and Republicans, including Erik Svolvel. Meetings were also arranged with Richard Grenell, former envoy for dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, and Jared Kushner, advisor and son-in-law of former US President Donald Trump.
Meetings are also planned with UN Secretary General António Guterres, as well as with the leaders of the European Union – the head of diplomacy Josep Borella and the European envoy for dialogue Miroslav Lajčak. Vučić should also meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
It has not yet been clarified whether he will also attend the reception organized by the US president for world leaders due to the order of speeches at the UN. Also, confirmation of the date for the meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is awaited. Vučić will also have important meetings with leaders of the World Jewish Congress and representatives of the Jewish Organization for Restitution.
The Serbian delegation to the UN General Assembly includes the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Selaković, as well as the Serbian Ambassador to the USA, Marko Đurić. State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nemanja Starović, said yesterday that if you look back ten years, there has never been greater interest in meetings with the President of Serbia and members of our delegation.
REGION AND ECONOMY IN FOCUS
The SESSION of the UN General Assembly in New York will be another opportunity for the leaders of the Western Balkans to “examine” all the open issues burdening the region. It is planned that President Vučić will meet with the officials of the countries in the region who will come to the UN General Assembly session, and a special meeting should be organized within the “Open Balkans” initiative, with representatives of Albania and North Macedonia.
In addition to political talks, Vučić will also have important meetings where the topic will be the economy. He will meet with the president of the World Economic Forum, Berge Brende, Jared Cohen, the director of the IT company “Jigsaw”, the director of “Bechtel”…
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