And while the smaller ruling coalition partners are explaining the importance of finding a solution to the Kosovo issue and Serbia’s path to the EU, President Aleksandar Vucic wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin with good wishes for the Russian national holiday, saying that “Russia day is more than a holiday”.
“It is a celebration of freedom and independence and the fact that the Russian people preserved their statehood and founded today’s Russia,” Vucic wrote and added: “It is a celebration for every proud Russian citizen and every friend of your country who respects the eternal values of freedom and independence”.
“The Russian people preserved their statehood, tradition, and culture through history with those ideas and founded today’s Russia which, with its thoughtful, devoted and energetic leadership, is going down the firmly-grounded path of success.
“I am truly pleased with the achievements of Russia and the Russian people internally and in international affairs and, as president of Serbia, I am proud of the closeness of our two countries.
“The strategic partnership relations between Serbia and Russia, based on historic friendship, and mutual understanding and respect were confirmed by your recent visit. It was of great significance to the further development of political dialogue and economic cooperation and left its mark in our common history and the souls of the Serbian people,” Vucic said.