On the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Azerbaijan – Republic Day the official reception was organized in the “Hyatt Regency” hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, on May 29, 2017.
Mr Nebojsa Stefanovic, Deputy-prime minister and minister of interior of the Republic of Serbia and other high ranking state and governmental officials, members of Parliament, representatives of the Serbian society, diplomatic corps in Belgrade, Serbia-Azerbaijan Trade Chamber, Azerbaijani Culture Center and Serbia-Azerbaijan Friendship Society and Azerbaijanis living, working and studying in Serbia, as well as mass media representatives participated in the event.
In his speech at the event Mr. Eldar Hasanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Serbia told that by adoption of the “Declaration of Independence”, the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first republic with democratic parliament in the Muslim world was established 99 year ago, on May 28, 1918. Ambassador E.Hasanov informed the participants of the event about the development of the Azerbaijan-Serbia relations and underlined that this year Azerbaijan and Serbia mark 20 years anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Books and journals about the history and culture of Azerbaijan and the works of famous Azerbaijani writes translated into Serbian language by the Embassy of Azerbaijan were presented to the guests.