By Henri Estramant
11-14 March 2021: His Excellency the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić undertook working visits to Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Bahrain. In Abu Dhabi he was received by the acting head of state, HH The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The visit concentrated on topics surrounding the joint successes of Serbia and the UAE in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
After the meeting, President Vučić said that it had been agreed that a vaccine against the coronavirus of the Chinese company “Sinopharm” would be produced in Serbia together with the United Arab Emirates and China. Serbia’s role in the Balkan region is being boosted by being able to produce the require vaccines for its populations, and likely for the entire region.
President Vučić said during a press conference that a large number of topics were discussed at the meeting, from military-technical cooperation, Belgrade Waterfront, to the export of our fruits and vegetables and agricultural products to the UAE.
After the United Arab Emirates, President Vučić headed to Bahrain where he was received on Saturday, 13 March, by the country’s monarch, HM King Hamad II bin Isa Al Khalifa. The Serbian president thanked Bahrain for the medical support provided throughout the years.
The Serbian president was welcomed by National Security Advisor, Royal Guard Commander Major-General His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The latter’s brother, HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation joined in to introduce the president to Bahraini equestrian and falconry culture.
As a tangible result of the working visit, His Majesty King Hamad II issued an order to establish a resident Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of Serbia, and the President of Serbia issued an order to establish a Serbian Embassy in Bahrain.
For further information:
Serbian Presidency: https://www.predsednik.rs/pres-centar/vesti/predsednik-vucic-u-radnoj-poseti-ujedinjenim-arapskim-emiratima
Bahrain News Agency: