26 November 2020 The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic

26 November 2020 The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Dacic Still Receiving Letters of Congratulations on Appointment for National Assembly Speaker

Ivica Dacic received numerous congratulatory notes on his appointment to the post of Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. Dacic received notes wishing him success in his new post from the Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Speaker of the State Great Hural of Mongolia, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, President of the Riigikogu, Secretary of the Holy See’s Relations with States, State Councillor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, United Nations Populations Fund Country Director and representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.


In his letter of congratulations to Ivica Dacic, Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, said that he was convinced his rich experience as a state official and exceptional personal qualities would be the key to successful work of the Serbian Assembly.

"I count on your active support for the development of interparliamentary cooperation between Belarus and Serbia, as well as the strengthening of friendly interstate relations and mutually beneficial cooperation."

The State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi sent warm congratulations to Ivica Dacic on his election for Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and wished him many new and great successes in the important position he was appointed to.

"You are a great friend to the Chinese people. You have made a great contribution to the development of China-Serbia relations between and cooperation between our two countries’ ministries of foreign affairs. In February of this year, in the special moments when the Chinese people were fighting against the COVID-19 virus, you paid a visit to China whish was a sign of strong support for the Chinese side. The Chinese side will remember that forever. I am convinced that in your new position, you will continue to advocate for the improvement of the friendship between China and Serbia and exchange and cooperation in various fields."

On behalf of the State Great Hural of Mongolia and his own, Gombojav Zandanshatar conveyed his heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of Mr. Dacic’s appointment as the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

“It is my firm belief that the cooperation between the legislatures of our nations will play a vital role in strengthening the friendly ties between Mongolia and Serbia. I am pleased to collaborate with Your Excellency to word further developing the bilateral relations and cooperation, in particular the relations and ties between our two parliaments”, said Gombojav Zandanshatar.

In his letter, Edgars Rinkevics sent his gratitude and appreciation for the successful cooperation they have had during Mr. Dacic’s term in office as Foreign Minister.

“I’m pleased that in pursuit of our mutual instant arrests we have maintained and further strengthen the friendly relations between our countries and ministries. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere congratulations upon the assumption of your duties as speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, and wish you every success,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

On the behalf of the Riigikogu and himself, the President of the Riigikogu Henn Polluaas expressed sincere congratulations and offered best wishes on Mr. Dacic’s election as the President of the National Assembly of Serbia.

“This achievement bears testament to your previous accomplishments, and I wish you every success in continuing to carry out the demanding responsibilities this position involves. I am pleased to say that the relations between Serbia and Estonia have been constructive and strong, thus laying a stable foundation to our cooperation and allowing the two countries to work closely together in various . I’m convinced that parliamentary diplomacy plays an important role in addressing the evermore demanding challenges of today’s world, and I would like to reiterate our readiness to intensify collaboration between our legislative bodies at the level of friendship groups and individual members once the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. I avail myself of this opportunity to wish you, dear colleague, and the people of Serbia good health and strength in overcoming the global crisis,” said Henn Polluaas.

In his letter to National Assembly Speaker Ivica Dacic, Paul R Gallagher, Secretary of the Holy See’s Relations with States, expressed his sincere gratitude for the excellent collaboration and friendship, remembering the cordial meetings and discussions they had during these past last six years, which helped to build stronger relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Holy See and to recognise the many areas of genuine bilateral collaboration.

“I am confident that in your position as speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, the centre of democracy of your country, you will continue your valuable involvement in Serbian institutions.
Together with my best wishes in your new role as speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, please accept, Your Excellency, the assurance of my highest esteem, said the Secretary of the Holy See’s Relations with States.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov was grateful for the great contribution to the development of fruitful relations between Azerbaijan and Serbia during Ivica Dacic’s tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“Taking this opportunity, I would like to thank you for your great contribution to the development of fruitful relations between our countries during your tenure as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. I believe that friendly relations between our countries will continue to remain at the highest level. I would also like to express my most sincere congratulations on the occasion of your appointment as the Speaker of the National Assembly and wish you every success in your future endeavours.”

State Councillor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi congratulated Ivica Dacic on his accomplishments in the post you have held and on his appointment to the important position of the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

“I recall with pleasure your visit to Myanmar in January 2019 when we agreed to work together to take our existing friendship and close cooperation to the next level for the mutual benefit of our peoples. We sincerely appreciate your endeavours to foster friendly ties and expand cooperation across various spheres of common interest during your tenure. I have every confidence that the existing friendly relations and close cooperation between our two countries will continue to thrive in the coming years. I am happy to learn of your commitment to continue contributing to the further advancement of our bilateral ties and cooperation in your new capacity, said Aung San Suu Kyi in his letter of congratulations.

“In my capacity of the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) Country Director for the Republic of Serbia, please allow me to express UNFPA’s sincere congratulations on your appointment as the National Assembly Speaker”, said John Kennedy Mosoti in his letter to Ivica Dacic, stressing that UNFPA believes that partnership with members of the parliament is vital to build support for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals (CDGs).

“Parliamentarians act as the bridge between the people and their government, their instrumental in advocating for the rights and needs of the people. By enacting an improving relevant laws and policies, parliamentarians helped to create an enabling environment for the achievement of the ICPD goals and the SDGs. UNFPA work in the Republic of Serbia is fully aligned to the priorities of the government and is delivered as part of the UN sustainable development cooperation framework 2021-2025 under the overall coordination of the UN resident coordinator. We will be glad to meet again in your new capacity, and discuss how we can collaborate under the new UNFPA country programme document for Serbia 2021-2025 around the issues of population dynamics.”

In her letter of congratulations, Francesca Bonelli, representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, sincerely congratulated Ivica Dacic on his appointment for Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and thanked him for the excellent long-standing cooperation during her tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as for the joint work within the Global Refugee Forum, where Serbia demonstrated leadership, vision and responsibility for refugees.

"The UN High Commissioner for Refugees will continue to lobby for strengthening international support and assistance relating to technical expertise and capacity building of competent state bodies, in order to further improve the protection of persons cared for by UNHCR Serbia. I am looking forward to the meeting you soon and to future cooperation ", said Francesca Bonelli.


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