Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic congratulated U.S. Independence Day to President Donald Trump on July 2, with a message in which he declared that Serbia wished to restore relations with the U.S. back to the level of true partnership.
In the message that he handed to U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Anthony Godfrey during the U.S. Independence Day reception, Vucic wrote that he was honored that Serbia was with the U.S. at difficult moments in history, "on the same side, the side of truth and justice," stated the office of the Serbian president.
"I am encouraged by the fact that you dedicate attention to events in the Balkans nowadays, by supporting peace and stability in the region. I hope we will have the opportunity to be your hosts in Serbia, to jointly recollect what binds us together, and for you to get better acquainted with the nation that has produced Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, Serbs by birth, who have indebted the entire world as inhabitants of the U.S.," Vucic wrote.
According to the statement, he added that Independence Day, July 4, was an important day "for all U.S. citizens, but also for all those who share the intransient values of freedom and equality, written in the Declaration of Independence 244 years ago."