Selaković spoke with the governor of St. Petersburg

19. Nov 2021.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, met today with the Governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander Beglov, and the delegation of that city.

Selaković thanked Governor Beglov, the authorities of the City of St. Petersburg and the entire Russian Federation for donating to the City of Belgrade, on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Nevsky, a bust of the great Russian prince and saint, which was solemnly unveiled yesterday in the gate of the church of the same name.

The head of Serbian diplomacy expressed satisfaction that Governor Beglov comes from the city of President Putin, emphasizing that the personal and friendly relations between presidents Vučić and Putin have had a direct impact on the historical level of relations between Serbia and Russia.

On this occasion, the minister underlined that Serbia is firmly committed to the further development of political relations with the Russian Federation, which are based on traditional friendship and closeness of the two peoples, mutual trust and mutual readiness to deepen cooperation in all areas.

Stressing the importance of high intensity meetings at all levels, Selaković emphasized that Governor Beglov and the Government of St. Petersburg have a very important role in achieving successful cooperation with the City of Belgrade, noting that this visit will greatly benefit the recently signed agreement between the two cities, which includes a plan of joint activities until 2024. Also, the minister expressed satisfaction with the cooperation that St. Petersburg has with Novi Sad and Nis, as well as the recently introduced direct flight between Belgrade and St. Petersburg, which will additionally bring the two friendly nations closer.

Selaković pointed out that the importance that Serbia attaches to St. Petersburg is shown by the fact that in 2016, the Consulate General of our country was opened in that city, headed by the Honorary Consul General.

The minister also thanked his Russian friends for their help in financing and implementing the interior painting of the Temple of Saint Sava, which was successfully completed by joint efforts and represents a new symbol of the city of Belgrade, but also a symbol of successful cooperation between the two countries and the fraternal harmony of the two peoples.