2017-12-20 10:43:00

Vucic invites Putin to Belgrade for 800th anniversary of autocephaly of Serbian Orthodox Church

Moscow, December 20, Interfax - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit his country to attend the opening of the Church of St. Sava in Belgrade.

"I thanked President Putin and invited him to come to Belgrade, because we are planning to open the Church of St. Sava on the 800th anniversary of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church," he said at a press conference following top-level Russian-Serbian talks.

Vucic also said that next year will be the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad, and top-level officials will represent his country at the event.

The Serbian president said his country was one of the few states of the region that did not fight on the side of fascism in that battle.

Vucic also congratulated Putin on the occasion of the Day of Security-Service Officials, which is celebrated on December 20.