Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic, Belgrade, June 18, 2020
My dear Ivica,
It is very delightful to be in Belgrade again and to have the feeling of second home. We enjoy very close relations at the level of government officials, including presidents, ministers and others. Most important is that we have very kind, friendly, sincere and trust-based personal relations with all our Serbian colleagues. No doubt, it is the feeling of mutual friendship, rapport, assistance and support that was nurtured by generations. It is this feeling that determines the development trajectory of our strategic partnership. No artificial attempts to distort this trajectory will meet with success.