Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s President, congratulated the Independence Day to his US counterpart Donald Trump and invited him to visit Belgrade, Vucic office’s statement said on Wednesday.
Vucic wished the US further progress and welfare to all its citizens.
The Americans celebrate the 242nd anniversary of independence this year.
“This is an important day for all Americans, but also for all those who respect the Declaration of Independence and find the ideal in its lasting values such as ‘unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’,” Vucic said.
He added that Serbia and the United States would this year marked “a whole century since the Serbian flag started waving outside the White House.
“I want to invite you once again to visit Serbia in this year of Jubilee as the first US President in almost 40 years. Your visit would be of the utmost importance for the further improvement of overall cooperation of our two countries what Serbia is strongly committed to,” Vucic said.
He invited Trump to visit Serbia during their meeting in New York last September.
The state RTS television then quoted Vucic as saying that Trump excepted the invitation.
Vucic also thanked the US for “its support to Serbia on our European way and especially for our efforts to preserve peace and stability in the Western Balkans.”
At the US embassy reception on the Independence Day occasion, the Washington envoy to Serbia Kyle Scott said that “it is a centennial since Thomas Woodrow Wilson raised the Serbian flag outside the White House as a sign of respect and support to our Serb allies.”
“The famous poster that was reading ‘Save Serbia’ put up by Malvina Cornell Hoffman encouraged the Americans to express their solidarity with the Serb people,” the US ambassador said.