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National Day and Armed Forces Day of Serbia, 14th February, 2018

On the 14th of February, in its Embassy in Budapest, the Republic of Serbia in Hungary celebrated the National Day and Armed Forces Day. The celebration was attended by the representatives of the diplomatic corps, the corps of military attaches, high representatives of the political and cultural life of Hungary, representatives of the Serbian institutions and Serbian Orthodox Church in Hungary, City Hall dignitaries, and many others.
State Secretary from the MFA of Serbia, H.E. Nemanja Stevanovic, stressed that bilateral relation between Serbia and Hungary were never better, and State Secretary from the MFAT of Hungary, H.E. Istvan Ijgyarto, affirmed the will of both countries to continue to develop already existing excellent relation in all fields.
The Ambassador of Serbia, H.E. Rade Drobac, greeted the National Day to the Serbian community in Hungary, expressed his satisfaction with the actual state of relations between Serbia and Hungary, and thanked all the guests for the time they find to come to the Serbian Embassy to celebrate that special day for Serbia and its citizens.
The ladies choir from the Serbian school „Nikola Tesla“ from Budapest, together with the music from Serbia, contributed to the pleasant time spent on the cocktail with Serbian food and drinks.


The 4th joint session of the Government of Serbia and Hungary took place in Budapest, February 8-9, 2018

The 4th joint session of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Hungary led by the Prime Ministers Ana Brnabic and Viktor Orban was held on February 8-9, 2018.
Prior to the joint session, a series of bilateral meetings of line ministers were held on specific issues of mutual interest, PM A. Brnabic and PM V. Orban had a separate discussion as well.
The joint session, attended by almost all ministers on both sides, confirmed the outstanding and friendly relations between the governments of Serbia and Hungary, their mutual readiness for their further improvement and development, the continuation of active support of Hungary in the process of Serbia's accession to the EU, as well as the orientation to the development of mutual economic cooperation, whereby of the particular interest is the readiness of both countries to spread their economic cooperation to the entire territory of Serbia. Special importance has been given to the connection of Serbia and Hungary in the fields of infrastructure, communication and traffic. Ten agreements have been signed in various fields, within the session, from infrastructure, agriculture and military cooperation to the extension of cultural and educational programs.
It was mutually estimated that both countries have done very much for national minorities and that there is significant progress in securing their rights and creating the conditions for the undisturbed expression of their cultural peculiarities and interests.
Within the framework of the joint session, a Business Forum as well as Energy Forum were held, where PM A. Brnabic and PM V. Orban were key speakers.
At the end of the visit, PM of the Republic of Serbia A. Brnabic was received in a courtasy visit by the President of Hungary, Janos Ader.


Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs-Baranya signed a Cooperation Agreement, January 31, 2018.

Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs-Baranya signed a Cooperation Agreement on January 31, 2018, with the aim to strengthening business relations and developing mutual cooperation. The agreement was signed by the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina, Bosko Vucurevic, and president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs-Baranya, Tamás Síkfői.
After the signing of the agreement on cooperation, the Ambassador Rade Drobac together with the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina, Bosko Vucurevic opened a conference devoted to the development of winery and wine growing in the region of Villány. The conference was held as part of a two-day visit of Vojvodina winemakers and tourist workers from Vojvodina to Pécs and the wine region in Villány, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina, which led close to 40 Vojvodina winemakers and tourist workers who are engaged in wine tourism. In the Vojvodina delegation there were also professors from the Faculty of Sciences, the Institute of Viticulture at the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Novi Sad.
Following the co-operation agreement and conference, the delegation of the Chamber of Commerce of Vojvodina and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia visited the Temple of Saint Simeon Stolpnik in Pécs where the delegation was met by a priest Milan Eric and the president of the Serbian Association Pécs-Baranya, Petar Mandic.


The Embassy celebrated national Day and the Day of the Serbian Armed Forces, February 14, 2017

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia and the Day of the Serbian Armed Forces, The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Budapest held a traditional reception on February 14, 2017, which was attended by many guests from the Hungarian state institutions, diplomatic corps and military attaches corps, representatives of the Serbian community and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Hungary.
The Ambassador Rade Drobac welcomed the guests and put in evidence the main results the country achieved in the past year, between them the economic stabilization of the country and the improvement of bilateral cooperation with Hungary. This is witnessed by very good personal relations of the senior officials of the two countries, numerous visits, open and friendly conversation on various issues, including minorities. He also stated that good bilateral relations is followed by the constant growth of trade and economic cooperation, and significantly improved cooperation in the field of infrastructure projects. Ambassador emphasized that the recent years so much has been done on both sides in order to resolve the issues that burden the minority communities, and underlined his satisfaction that the Hungarian side has taken in the past year concrete measures in the interest of the Serbian minority in Hungary.
The reception was attended by H.E. Laszló Szabó, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary and Parliamentary State Secretary, who welcomed the participants and said that good bilateral cooperation is followed by the growth of trade and economic cooperation, and stressed the importance of modernization of the railway Belgrade-Budapest. When it comes to migration policy, Mr. Szabó said that bilateral cooperation between two countries is of the crucial importance, and pointed out the importance of the status of the Serbian national minority in Hungary, as well as Hungarian minority in the Republic of Serbia. At the end, the choir of the primary and high school of “Nikola Tesla” from Budapest performed the song “This is a Serbia”, followed by the informal celebrations.


The Embassy celebrated National Day and the Day of the Serbian Armed Forces, February 18, 2016

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia and the Day of the Serbian Armed Forces, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Budapest held a traditional reception on February 18, 2016, which was attended by many guests from the Hungarian state institutions, diplomatic corps and military attaches corps, representatives of the Serbian community and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Hungary.
The Ambassador Rade Drobac welcomed the guests and enumerate the main results the country achieved in the past year, between them the opening of the first negotiating chapters with EU, in December last year. Ambassador pointed out that regional cooperation and improving relations with the neighbors represent the priority of the Serbian foreign policy. In this regard, Ambassador R. Drobac added that bilateral cooperation with Hungary during the last year continues to go upward. This is witnessed by numerous visits of senior officials of the two countries, open and friendly conversation on various issues, including minorities. He also stated that good bilateral relations is followed by the constant growth of trade and economic cooperation, and significantly improved cooperation between two countries in one of the largest infrastructural projects in the region - the reconstruction of the railway Belgrade-Budapest in cooperation with China. Ambassador emphasized that in the recent years so much has been done on both sides in order to resolve the issues that burden the minority communities, and underlined his satisfaction that the Hungarian side has taken concrete measures to address issues of importance for the Serbian minority in Hungary.
The reception was attended by H. E. Sándor Pintér, Minister of Interior of Hungary, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary was represented by Zsolt Csutora, Deputy State Secretary for the policy of opening to the East, who welcomed the participants and said that bilateral relations between two countries are at the highest historical level, and in this regard stressed the importance of further developing the strategic cooperation between Hungary and Serbia. Mr. Csutora emphasized that Hungary will continue strongly to advocate accession of the Republic of Serbia to EU, and that the priority of the Hungarian Government is the promotion of good neighborly relations.


The Embassy celebrated the National Day and the Day of the Serbian Armed Forces, February 18, 2015

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia and the Day of the Serbian Armed Forces, on February 18, 2015, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Budapest held a traditional ceremonial reception, which was attended by many guests from the Hungarian State institutions, diplomatic corp, military attachés corp, police attachés, representatives of the Serbian Community and the Serbian Orthodox Church in Hungary.
The guests were welcomed by H.E. Mr. Rade Drobac, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, who emphasized the symbolism of the National Day and the Day of the Serbian Armed Forces, and pointed out the most important results that Serbia has made in the past year. In terms of bilateral cooperation with Hungary, Ambassador Drobac said that during the last year they were further improved, as evidenced by numerous visits on the highest level of two countries, as well as open and friendly discussions on a variety of issues, including the issue of minorities and the support provided by Hungary to the Republic of Serbia on its path towards the EU. The Ambassador of Serbia pointed out the fact that a certificate of good bilateral relations is a constant growth of trade, as well as the agreement on the largest infrastructural project in the region - the reconstruction of the railway Belgrade-Budapest.
On behalf of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, the guests were greeted by H. E. Mr. I. Ijgyártó, State Secretary for Cultural and Science Diplomacy, who said that the relations between Hungary and Serbia are stable and strong, as well as that the priority of the Hungarian Government is the promotion of good neighbourly relations. He stressed that the Serbian minority in Hungary and the Hungarian minority in Serbia play an important role and represent a significant foothold in the relations between two countries. Also, he added that the Hungarian priority is strengthening of bilateral relations, which will be the main topic of the next Summit of two governments, which will be held in Budapest, in June this year. Mr. Ijgyártó pointed out that Hungary supports the EU enlargement process, and provides full support to Serbia on its path to join the EU.


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