Kushner Praises Belgrade's Development, Serbia's Support for Israel | Beta Briefing

Kushner Praises Belgrade's Development, Serbia's Support for Israel

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News / Politics | 21.06.24 | access_time 12:07

Belgrade, panorama (BETAPHOTO/MILOS MISKOV)

Jared Kushner, son-in-law of former U.S. president Donald Trump, has lauded the vibrancy and development of Belgrade, but also welcomed the fact that "Serbia has been a strong supporter of Israel, especially during this recent conflict."

In an Instagram post on June 20, Kushner posted a 3D presentation of the preliminary design for the former Army General Staff building, a day after he met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade.

"I just visited and was impressed by the vibrancy and development of the city. Serbia’s 4.7% GDP growth in Q1 of this year was the fastest GDP growth in the EuroZone. Since 2019, tourism in Serbia has increased 79%. Belgrade now has 22 Michelin-recommended restaurants and is hosting Expo 2027," Kushner said in the post.

He further said that the future project would  "advance Belgrade on its path to a very bright future while honoring its past by including a memorial to the 1999 bombing, along with a museum to commemorate the history of the building. Belgrade’s talent pool, financial stability, infrastructure, and quality of life make the city an incredibly exciting destination," Kushner wrote, ending the post with "Ziveli!" meaning "Cheers!" in Serbian. 

On May 15, Serbia signed a contract on the revitalization of the former Federal Secretariat for National Defense complex with the Affinity Global Development company, led by Kushner. In that way, Serbia leased out this plot of land for 99 years. Kushner's company is planning on building a commercial and residential complex on the site of the former Army General Staff building.

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