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Minister Dacic meets India’s Minister of State for External Affairs

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The Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of India, holding ordinary passports

At its meeting of 22 August 2017, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of India, holding ordinary passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 79/2017 of 25 August 2017 and entered into force on 2 September 2017.

Under the Decision, the nationals of the Republic of India can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within a period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners. 
 

Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners states the following:


 


Opening of the Exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum from Belgrade at the National Museum in New Delhi

On 26 July the exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum from Belgrade at the National Museum in New Delhi entitled Textiles and Decoration in the Culture of the Serbs in the 19th and the First Half of the 20th Century was opened by Smt. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Government of India. Besides Secretary Verma, Dr B.R. Mani, Director General of the National Museum, Dr Mirjana Menkovic, Director of the Ethnographic Musem, and Serbian Ambassador Vladimir Maric spoke about the exhibition. The event was attended by Indian dignitaries, representatives of the diplomatic corps, media, various educational and cultural institutions etc. The exhibition will be on until 31 August.

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Carrom bringing the peoples of Serbia and India closer together

Ambassador V. Maric met on 17 July with the General Secretary of the All India Carrom Federation Mr V.D. Narayan. They discussed ways to help a group of Serbian Carrom enthusiasts improve their game and international standing. In that context, Mr Narayan invited the Serbian National Carrom Team to visit India and play an official match with the Indian side.


Ambassador Maric meets with Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs

Ambassador V. Maric met with Hon’ble Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal Mr Krishna Bahadur Mahara on 6 July 2017 at the Nepalese Embassy in New Delhi (within the Hon’ble Mr Mahara’s interaction with a group of non-resident Ambassadors to Nepal based in New Delhi). 

 

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Visit of Reliance Group Chairman Mr Anil Ambani to Serbia

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Serbian Diaspora Medical Conference 2017

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International public competition for the design of a conceptual solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial

Belgrade City Administration, Secretariat for Culture, has opened the Public international two-phase open competition for the design of a conceptual solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade.

The details of the Competition can be found here

Short biography of Zoran Đinđić, prepared by the Belgrade City Administration, Secretariat for Culture, can be found here


Visit of the Prime Minister of Serbia to India

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic visited India from 9 to 12 January 2017. His visit was the first in the last 30 years at the highest level. Prime Minister Vucic first visited Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, where on 10 January he had a bilateral meeting with the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. 

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INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES – THE SALE OF DIPLOMATIC REAL ESTATE IN NEW YORK (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA), TOKYO (JAPAN), BONN (GERMANY), AND BERNE (SWITZERLAND)

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES – THE SALE OF DIPLOMATIC REAL ESTATE IN NEW YORK (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA), TOKYO (JAPAN), BONN (GERMANY), AND BERNE (SWITZERLAND)

- Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Republic of Serbia – as the sole Successor States to the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (hereinafter “the SFRY”) – and the co-owners of diplomatic and consular property of the SFRY, as the previous title owner, hereby issue an invitation to tender for the provision of the service of brokering the sale of the following immovable property :
 

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Air Services Agreement between India and Serbia initialed

A delegation of the Republic of Serbia made up of Mr Vedran Radovic, Adviser in the Civil Aviation Directorate, and Mr Andrija Dakovic, Government Affairs Specialist in AirSerbia, visited New Delhi on 26 and 27 October in the context of negotiating the Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Upon successful conclusion of the negotiations, the heads of the two delegations, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Mr Arun Kumar and Ambassador Vladimir Maric, initialed the Agreement. The Agreement will make it possible to have direct flights between India and Serbia, as well as to have code sharing arrangements, which will contribute to better connectivity between the two countries. 

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Visit of Minister of State Jitendra Singh to Serbia

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Ambassador Maric with government officials from Asian, African and South American countries

Ambassador Vladimir Maric was the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the visit to Marwah Studios and its media and film school on 12 October by a group of government officials from 23 Asian, African and South American countries. The visit is organized by the Government of India, ie NIESBUD (National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development).

 

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Trees planted at the Residence in collaboration with NDMC

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairman Mr Naresh Kumar and Ambassador Vladimir Maric on Saturday, 30 July, planted several saplings of mango, guava and jamun in front of the Serbian Residence in Chanakyapuri. The saplings were provided by NDMC.

 


Ambassador Maric's interview to Тhе Economic Times

Ambassador Maric's interview to the Indian daily Тhе Economic Times.

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Credentials Ceremony in Nepal

On 11 July 2016 Ambassador V. Maric presented his credential letters to the Right Honorable President of Nepal B.D. Bhandari in Kathmandu. During his stay in Nepal, Ambassador Maric also met with the Nepalese Foreign Secretary Mr. S.D. Bairagi. Friendly relations between the two countries were confirmed and ways to strenghten cooperation in all fields assessed during the meetings.

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Ambassador Maric's interview to public service TV broadcaster Doordashan

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Tennis4Toilets - Media Coverage

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Tennis4Toilets

At the initiative of Ambassador Vladimir Maric, Embassies of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, Guatemala and Serbia on 16 and 17 April 2016 organized a charity tennis tournament “Tennis4Toilets”. The initiative was supported by Ambassadors/High Commissioners of 18 other countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Republic of Congo, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Russia and United States.

Minister Rijiju with the winners and finalists, Ambassadors of BH, Guatemala and Serbia, President of AITA and President of SSMF

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Prof. Predrag Nikić PhD awarded with one of the highest Indian civilian awards

Prof. Predrag Nikić PhD, founder and President of the Yoga Federation of Serbia and the International Society for Scientific Interdisciplinary Yoga Research, is one of this year’s recipients of „Padma Shri“Awards. The Awards were presented to the awardees by the President of India P.Mukherjee at the ceremony held on 28 March 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Ambassador Vladimir Marić attended the Ceremony and congratulated Prof. Nikić. 

 

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Charity Sales Exhibition

The Embassy, in collaboration with the Indian NGO KATHA, organized a Charity Sales Exhibition of Children's Paintings and Handicrafts at the Serbian Residence on Thursday, March 17th. The Exhibition was attended by diplomats, representatives of Indian cultural institutions and media.  

 

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Presentation of Credentials in Bhutan

Ambassador Vladimir Maric on 29 February 2016 presented his credential letters to His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan. During his visit to Thimphu, Ambassador Maric also called on the Honorable Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Honorable Speaker of the National Assembly Jigme Zangpo, Honorable Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji and HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee. Ways to enhance bilateral cooperation were discussed in detail during these meetings.

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PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN SERBIA, 24. APRIL 2016

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Visit to the course organized by the Center for UN Peace-Keeping in New Delhi

Аmbassador Vladimir Maric and Deputy Chief of Mission Dusan Vukic on 26 February 2016 visited the course for logistics officers organized by the Center for UN Peace-Keeping in New Delhi. Serbian Army Lieutenant Colonel Milomir Teofilovic was one of the foreign officers attending the course. Besides Lieutenant Colonel Teofilovic, Ambassador Maric also met the Center's Director, Colonel Rohit Sehgal. Ambassador Maric and Colonel Sehgal discussed the ways to strengthen defense cooperation between India and Serbia in the field of education and training. 


Statehood Day Reception

On 15 February 2016, a Reception was held in the garden of the Residence to celebrate the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia. The Chief Guest at this year’s Reception was Mr Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. The event was attended by more than 250 guests, including foreign Ambassadors, Secretary-General of BJP Mr Ram Madhav, Members of Parliament, representatives of Indian Ministries, cultural and other institutions, companies, as well as by members of the Serbian community living in India. During the Reception, famous Serbian pianist and composer Aleksandar Simic performed together with musicians from India, Russia, the Netherlands, and Iran.

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Participation of Serbian pianist in Udaipur World Music Festival

Through the initiative and support of the Serbian Embassy in New Delhi, as well as of the Festival Director Mr Sanjeev Bhargava of Seher, famous Serbian pianist and composer Aleksandar Simic participated in the first edition of the World Music Festival in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Aleksandar performed together with four other musicians, one of whom was renown Indian sitar player Shubhendra Rao. 

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Independence Day of Sri Lanka

Ambassador Vladimir Maric visited the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on 4 and 5 February 2016. He attended the military parade and other events organized to celebrate the Independence Day of Sri Lanka. During his stay in Colombo, Ambassador Maric met with the President of Sri Lanka, Mr Maithripala Sirisena, and conveyed sincere greetings and best wishes on the Sri Lankan National Day from the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr Tomislav Nikolic.

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Sri Lanka - Donation of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia

Ambassador Maric, along with his family and famous Serbian actors Nina Jankovic and Uros Jakovljevic and biologist Milivoje Krvavac, on 7 January 2016 presented 30 gift packages with school supplies to children in a kindergarten in the Srilankan village of Kommala, near Bentota, as a donation of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

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Diplomatic Charity Bazaar 2015

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia participated again this year in the traditional Diplomatic Charity Bazaar in New Delhi. After our stand was one of the most successful in 2014, Jovana Maric, spouse of Ambassador Maric, was chosen as chairwoman of this year’s event, along with the spouse of the High Commissioner of New Zealand. Ambasador Maric and New Zealand High Commissioner had the honor to officially open the bazaar. The final meeting, during which countries handed in funds raised at this charitable event, was held at the Serbian Residence. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Indian organization to which the funds were donated, as well as by over 30 spouses of foreign Ambassadors in New Delhi.
The best-selling items at our stand this year were “Valjevsko” beer, sljivovica and home-made Serbian food.

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Visit to the National Library of India in Kolkata

On 11 December 2015, Ambassador Vladimir Maric visited the National Library of India in Kolkata and presented to its representatives a collection of books in Serbian language which was gifted by the National Library of Serbia as part of the book exchange program. 


Presentation of Credentials in Bangladesh

On 9 December 2015, Ambassador Vladimir Maric presented in Dhaka his credential letters to the President of Bangladesh, H.E. Mr Abdul Hamid. During his visit to Bangladesh, Ambassador Maric also called on the Speaker of the Parliament, H.E. Mrs Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali. Very good political relations between the two countries were confirmed in all three meetings. Possibilities for further enhancement of bilateral cooperation were discussed, with special emphasis on strengthening economic ties. 

Presentation of Credentials

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Mathematical Grammar School from Belgrade in New Delhi

Students from the Mathematics Grammar School from Belgrade visited India and participated in the international high school event „COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2015“, organized by Modern School from New Delhi.
A cultural event was held on 27 November 2015, where all students presented their countries through the exibition of souvenirs and promotional material, as well as the musical and theatre performances. Serbia was represented by Ana Isaković, Anja Jovanović, Isidora Rackov and Veselin Manojlović, with the support of prof. Jelena Novović.
Ambassador Vladimir Marić and Attaché Danijela Matijaš attended the cultural program inauguration ceremony.

 

 


Visit to Sulabh International

Ambassador Vladimir Maric, along with Ambassadors of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile and Guatemala, on 27 October 2015 visited Indian NGO Sulabh International, which is, among other activities, involved in education and rural sanitation. The main topic of discussion with Sulabh’s founder, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, was the possibility for embassies to use funds collected through humanitarian activities to support rural sanitation in Indian villages.

 

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Credentials Ceremony in Sri Lanka

On 5 November, Ambassador Vladimir Maric presented in Colombo his credential letters to the President of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr Maithripala Sirisena. During the meeting following the handover of the letters, President Sirisena expressed readiness of the Srilankan side to strengthen bilateral relations. Ambassador Maric conveyed to President Sirisena warm regards from the President of Serbia H.E. Mr Tomislav Nikolic. He pointed out that he will during his term work on further expanding traditional links between Sri Lanka and Serbia (which date back to the establishment of the Non-Aligned Movement), especially in the field of economy and sports.

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Evening with Serbian Citizens in Sri Lanka

Embassy of Serbia in New Delhi, with the kind support of the Serbian Honorary Consul in Sri Lanka, Mr Udaya Nanayakkara, on 4 November 2015 organized a get-together with Ambassador Maric and Serbian citizens living and working in Sri Lanka.

 


Meeting with the Vice-President of India, H.E. Mr M. Hamid Ansari

Ambassador Vladimir Maric on 24 September met with the Vice-President of India, H.E. Mr M. Hamid Ansari. Pointing to the traditionally close relations with India, Ambassador Maric informed Vice-President Ansari about concrete possibilities for enhancing cooperation in many fields, starting with economy. He thanked India for not recognizing self-proclaimed Kosovo and for its support related to this issue in international fora, including in UNESCO. Vice-President Ansari expressed support for activities of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia directed towards expanding bilateral cooperation on economic, but also cultural and other fronts. 


THE THRUTH – NO KOSOVO UNESCO

Video on the destruction of the Serbian monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohija: see here.


Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?

Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO - read here.


Dragoljub Zamurović’s Photographs at the Festival of Arts and Photography in New Delhi

Festival of Arts and Photography „Unison-2015 - BeyondTheBoundaries“ was held on 19 and 20 October 2015 in New Delhi, in the organization of Dyal Singh College, Delhi University.
In the part of the Festival dedicated to the culture and arts of different countries around the world, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia exhibited works of the Serbian Photographer Dragoljub Zamurović. Fifteen photographs of landscapes and motives of Serbia that were exhibited on this occasion attracted significant attention of the participants and visitors of the Festival.

         


Film “Falsifier” at the International Film Festival in New Delhi

Well-known Serbian film “Falsifier”, directed by Goran Marković, was screened on 7 October 2015 at the IndiaHabitatCentrein New Delhi, as part of the program of the 1st FFSI International Film Festival, being held from 2 until 26 October, organized by the Federation of Film Societies of India.


Visit to KIIT University in Bhubaneswar

Deputy Chief of Mission Dusan Vukic on 12 September 2015 attended the 2nd National Odisha Education Summit & Awards and National Conference on Digital India and Make in India, at KIIT University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In his address to the audience, he spoke about the importance of education. During the meeting with the leadership of KIIT, Dusan Vukic discussed the possibilities of cooperation between KIIT and universities in the Republic of Serbia.  

  


Interview of Ambassador Maric to web portal diplomacyindia.com

You can see the interview of Ambassador Maric to web portal diplomacyindia.com HERE.


Meeting with members of the India-Serbia Friendship Association

Ambassador Vladimir Marić on 26th August 2015 met with members of the India-Serbia Friendship Association. Representatives of several Indian political parties, businessmen, university professors and journalists attended the meeting. Secretary General of the Friendship Association Mr. SS Chaman and Secretary Mr. Jasbir Nischal presented activities which have been undertaken so far in promoting cooperation between Serbia and India. Ambassador Marić informed about bilateral coperation between two countries. He pointed out that the Embassy's priority is deepening economic cooperation, together with increasing activities in the field of culture and tourism. He asked the Association members for their support in achieving these goals.


Serbian Film Festival in Chennai

Serbian Film Festival was held from the 3rd to 5th August 2015 at Alliance Française in Chennai, organized by „Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation“ (ICAF), in association with the Film Center Serbia, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Chennai. The Festival was inaugurated by Mr. C.V.Karthik Narayanan, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Chennai.
Famous Serbian films screened during the Festival were “Ice”, “Love Comes After”, “Withering”, “Forest”, “Trolling” and “The Healing”.

Mr. E.Thangaraj, ICAF General Secretary with Mr. C.V.K.Narayanan, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Chennai

 


Day of Slavic Writing and Culture

On 20 May 2015, Russian Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi marked the Day of Slavic Writing and Culture. On that occasion, the exhibition “Saints Cyril and Methodius Equal to the Apostles – the Creators of Slavonic Script” was inaugurated, a lecture dedicated to Cyril and Methodius was held, and a multimedia presentation and documentary film on this subject were presented. 

Upon request of the Organizer, a representative of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, Ms. Danijela Matijaš, informed the audience of the significance of the work of Cyril and Methodius for the development of the Serbian script and culture, as well as of the historical ties between the Serbian and Russian language and culture. She also spoke about the influence of Sanskrit on Slavic languages, including Serbian, emphasizing some of the interesting examples of common words that can be found in the modern Serbian and Hindi.


 


2nd India – Central Europe Business Forum

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Meeting with the Governor of Maharashtra

During his visit to Mumbai, Ambassador Vladimir Maric on 14 May 2015 met with the Governor of Maharashtra, Mr. C.V. Rao. During the meeting, Ambassador Maric pointed to traditionally friendly relations between India and Serbia and to the need to transform excellent political relations also into wider economic cooperation. He informed Governor Rao about the potential for Indian investments in Serbia, as well as about Serbian products which could find its market in India. In that respect, and especially having in mind the economic power and potential of Maharashtra and Mumbai, as well as the fact that Governor Rao previously held the post of Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Ambassador Maric asked the Governor for his support in this endeavor.    

 


Visit to “Sonalika” in Hoshiarpur, Punjub

On 11 May 2015, Ambassador Vladimir Marić and First Secretary Dusan Vukić visited the main “Sonalika” plant in Hoshiarpur (Punjab). The company's representatives presented the manufacturing facilities and all segments of the tractor production, including the Research and Development unit. Ambassador Maric expressed hope that “Sonalika” would increase its operations in Serbia in the period ahead of us. He repeated our interest to have a visit of a group of Serbian farmers to the Sonalika Training Center in Hoshiarpur.

 


Meeting between the President of India H.E. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and the President of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Tomislav Nikolić

The President of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Tomislav Nikolić met the President of India H. E. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on 8 May 2015 in Moscow.
In their discussions, the two Presidents agreed that more efforts need to be made to build on the great reservoir of goodwill that exists for each other in India and Serbia. They recalled the era of friendship which goes back to Mr. Nehru and Mr. Tito. They discussed a range of bilateral cooperation possibilities as well as regional and international issues. President Nikolić expressed the appreciation of the position that India has taken on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija. President Mukherjee extended an invitation to President Nikolić to visit India.

(source: Web Site of the President of India)


Meeting with the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Ambassador V. Maric on 28 April met with the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Dr J. Suri. Ambassador Maric and Dr Suri discussed ways to enhance trade, tourism and investment between India and Serbia. FICCI is one of the two leading Indian Chambers of Commerce. 


Ambassador Maric Guest of Honor at Sonalika’s Baisakhi (Festival of Harvest) Celebration

Ambassador Vladimir Maric was one of the speakers at the celebration that tractor manufacturer Sonalika organized on 11 April in New Delhi on the occasion of Baisakhi or Festival of Harvest. Baisakhi is especially celebrated in Punjub, where Sonalika is headquartered. Ambassador Maric expressed hope that Sonalika would expand its operations in Serbia in the period to come (Sonalika’s tractors are currently being assembled in the FPM Agromehanika plant in the town of Boljevac in eastern Serbia). He congratulated Baisakhi to Indian farmers and wished them a successful harvest and good yields. 

 


Indijska železnička kompanija zainteresovana za razvojne projekte "Železnica Srbije" i srpsku privredu

Indijska železnička kompanija zainteresovana za razvojne projekte "Železnica Srbije" i srpsku privredu - kompletan tekst možete pročitati OVDE.


Interview of Ambassador Maric with TravelBiz Monitor

You can read the interview of Ambassador Maric with TravelBiz Monitor HERE.


Serbian Public Officials Attended a Seminar in India

Lidija Hornjik from the Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection and Milivoje Krvavac from the Serbian Institute for Nature Conservation, who attended the Seminar entitled “National Resources Security” in Teri Retreat Research Institute in Gurgaon, visited the Embassy on 26 March 2015 upon completion of the Seminar. During the meeting with Ambassador Vladimir Marić, they conveyed their very positive impressions of the programme of Seminar, as well as of the overall organization of the event.
The seminar “National Resources Security” was organized within Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC). 
Ambassador Marić had previously visited Teri Retreat while the Seminar was in progress, and was informed in detail about the scope of its activities and its ecological achievements.

 

 


The Asian Age – Balkan peaks where WWI was really won


Today’s Traveller Newswire – Ambassador’s Interview


Serbian National Day Reception

Serbian National Day Reception, hosted in the garden of the Residence of the Ambassador, was attended by numerous esteemed guests – from the Chief Guest - Minister of State for External Affairs, General (Retd) V. K. Singh, through members of the business world, to famous sportsmen and foreign diplomatic representatives, as well as by Serbian citizens living in India. Traditional Serbian food was served, including gibanitsa, prebranats, ayvar and sarma, along with famous Serbian plum brandy sljivovitsa and Serbian wine and beer. Promotional films by the Serbian Tourism Organization were also shown during the entire duration of the reception.

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Visit to Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Ambassadors of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, Sabit Subasic and Vladimir Maric, on 18 February 2015 visited the New Delhi office of Bachpan Bachao Andolan and met the organization's founder and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mr Kailash Satyarthi. The two Ambassadors congratulated Mr Satyarthi on his contribution to the well-being of children around the world, which was recognized by the Nobel Committee in 2014 (along with Ms Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan), and discussed possibilities of cooperation between the organization that Mr Satyarthi heads with NGOs which fight for children's rights in the Balkans.


Visit to the course organized by the Center for UN Peace-Keeping in New Delhi

Ambassador Vladimir Maric and Deputy Chief of Mission Dusan Vukic on 11 February 2015 visited the course for logistics officers organized by the Center for UN Peace-Keeping in New Delhi. Serbian Army Captain Zivko Dimic was one of the foreign officers attending the course. Besides Captain Dimic, Ambassador Maric also met the Center's Director, Colonel S. Murugesan. Ambassador Maric and Colonel Murugesan agreed that cooperation in the field of education and training could provide an impetus to the overall defense ties between India and Serbia and discussed ways to strenghten it.


Ambassador Maric presents Credentials to the President of India

On 9 December 2014, Ambassador Vladimir Maric presented the Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of India, H.E. Mr Pranab Mukherjee. During the meeting following the official ceremony, President Mukherjee pointed out that India and Serbia are traditional friends and that bilateral relations between the two countries should be further strengthened based on that friendship. Ambassador Maric conveyed to President Mukherjee sincere greetings from the President of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Mr Tomislav Nikolic, as well as the dedication of the Serbian authorities to cooperate with India in all fields, with special emphasis on economy.


Serbian Translation Grant 2015

R E P U B L I C   O F   S E R B I A

MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION

Announces

A PUBLIC INVITATION

For participation in
The Competition for the Project of Translation of Representative Serbian Literary Works Abroad in the Year 2015

 

The purpose of this Competition is to provide financial support for the translation of Serbian literary works and literary works by national minorities from the Republic of Serbia, published by domestic professional publishing houses, into foreign languages abroad.

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Visit to Sonalika New Delhi Office

On 15 January 2015, Ambassador Vladimir Maric and First Secretary Dusan Vukic visited New Delhi’s Office of Indian tractor manufacturer Sonalika International and talked to Mr. Sudhanshu Agrawal, General Manager for international business.
Mr. Sudhanshu Agrawal pointed out that Sonalika International, which is through the cooperation  with Serbian company FPM Agromehanika already present in  the Serbian market, is interested in further strengthening its business activities in Serbia. He accepted Ambassador Maric’s initiative to organize the visit of a group of Serbian farmers to Sonalika Assembly and Training Centre in Punjab.      


Promotion of Serbian tourism in India

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi presented Serbia as a tourist destination at the fashion event which marked the launch of the Spanish brand Custo Barcelona in India.
Fashion show The Reverie took place on the 16th of January 2015 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Noida. The fashion show and cocktail organized on this occasion were attended by representatives of prominent Indian media, fashion world, hospitality industry, business and cultural life of India, as well as the designer Custo Dalmau himself.

    


Visit to Indian art group

Оn 23 December 2014, Ambassador Vladimir Maric visited the studio of the renowned Indian art group Raqs Media Collective and talked to Shuddhabrata Sengupta , one of the founders of RMC, about the cooperation between the group and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (http://msub.org.rs/).


Best Serbian tennis players in India

In the end of November and beginning of December, India was the center of world’s tennis. Within only a couple of weeks, Champions Tennis League, which put six Indian teams against each other – Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, and Mumbai, first took place, only to be followed by International Premier Tennis League. Champions Tennis League brought together many current and former tennis players, among which were Juan Carlos Ferrero, Pat Cash, Tommy Robredo, Venus Williams, Martina Hingis… One of the most famous representatives of women’s tennis was the Serb Jelena Jankovic, who played for the Delhi team. The International Premier Tennis League (four teams – Manila, Singapore, UAE, and India) showcased the greatest names of world tennis, starting from the world number one and the best Serbian player of all times Novak Djokovic, through Roger Federer and Andy Murray, to Indian stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna and Serbs Ana Ivanovic and Nenad Zimonjic. The event also featured tennis legends Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. 

The main aim of the two events was promoting tennis in India and Asia and huge success was achieved in that respect, as the two tournaments caused immense media attention. Participation of the top Serbian players also contributed to Serbia’s promotion in India.

Vladimir Maric and Jelena Jankovic

With initiator of the Champions Tennis League and the legend of Indian tennis Vijay Amritraj and co-owner of the Delhi team Sanjeev Kassal

At the same time, New Delhi was hosting a women’s ITF 50,000US$ international tennis tournament. It was won by a young Serb Ivana Jorovic. The trophy in New Delhi is Ivana’s greatest success so far. Ivana and her coach Marko Djokovic were guests of Ambassador Vladimir Maric for dinner at the Serbian Residence several times during the course of the tournament. As Ivana stated for the leading Serbian sports newspaper, Serbian national dish gibanitsa in the Indian capital definitely helped her to win the biggest tournament of her career so far… We congratulate Ivana and her coach and we hope that the New Delhi success will speed up her rise to the very top of women’s tennis!

With Ivana Jorovic and Marko Djokovic


Diplomatic Charity Bazaar, New Delhi, 7 December 2014

On Sunday, 7 December 2014, the traditional diplomatic charity bazaar was held in New Delhi. Besides raising funds for charity, the bazaar also presented a good opportunity for diplomatic missions in India to promote culture, tourism, food, handicrafts, and other specificities of their respective countries. This year, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia participated in the event. The Serbian stand stood out for the variety of products on offer, ranging from organic products (honey, tea, fruit juices, jams, corn flakes etc.), through sljivovica (Serbian brandy), wine and beer and home-made food, to Serbian handicrafts. Products offered by our Embassy caught attention of a great number of visitors. Brochures about Serbia and Belgrade, about nature, cultural events, and food, were distributed with each purchase. Great interest in our stand, besides promoting Serbia, also meant that a considerable amount of funds was collected for charity. Many of our products were sold out soon after the opening of the bazaar, and the amount of funds raised made the Serbian stand one of the most successful at this year’s bazaar. Hospitality and good spirits of the Serbian Embassy staff and their families contributed to our successful participation. We also owe our gratitude to the Serbian companies and organizations which kindly donated their products and supported our participation in this event. 


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Serbian Film Festival in Chennai

Serbian Film Festival was held from 8th to 11th September in the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Chennai, organized by „Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation“ (ICAF). The Festival was inaugurated by Mr. C.V.Karthik Narayanan, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Chennai.

Famous Serbian films screened during the Festival were “Montevideo, Taste of a Dream”, “Professor Kosta Vujic’s Hat”, “The Scent of the Rain in the Balkans”, “Death of a Man in the Balkans”, “The Redemption Street” and “The Second Meeting”.
 


BOOK OF CONDOLENCES

Due to the catastrophic floods in Serbia which caused loss of human life, three days of National Mourning have been declared in the Republic of Serbia and a Book of Condolences will be opened at the Serbian Embassy in New Delhi on the following days:
- May 22, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- May 23, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


PAYPAL ACCOUNT FOR FLOOD VICTIMS CREATED

Starting from 18/05/2014, a PayPal account for humanitarian aid for flood victims in Serbia is available for donators from 193 countries and regions. Donations are accepted via www.floodrelief.gov.rs/eng/

The account belongs to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Brussels, and donations are automatically transferred to the special Serbian Government account for flood relief.

Payments can also be made in Indian Rupees and Euros at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia (cash or cheque), or on the following bank accounts of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi (RBS Bank):

INR Account Number:  870044
EUR Account Number: 1426890
 


AN APPEAL FOR SUPPORT TO THE VICTIMS OF FLOODS ACROSS SERBIA

The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia has set up a call center for all those wishing to obtain information on how to make a donation and offer help in the current emergency situation caused by heavy rain and floods in the country.

The call centre will be available 24 hours a day, and will also serve as a focal point to coordinate activities with other State agencies.

Тelephone numbers of the call centre:

+381 11 312 0741
+381 11 312 0739
+381 11 312 9939
+381 11 312 0742
+381 11 312 0646

Information may also be sought by e-mail: pomoc.vanrednasituacija@mup.gov.rs.

The Emergency Headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be contacted at +381668066224 or by e-mail at:  kriznistab@mfa.rs.


Those wishing to do so, may support flood victims by making payments on the following special accounts of the Government of the Republic of Serbia:


1. In RSD, No. 840-3546721-89, purpose: assistance to flood-affected areas

2. In foreign currency, No.  01-504619-100193230-000000-0000

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On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia (Statehood Day, 15 February), a reception was held on 14 February at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi. Chief Guest at the reception was a high official of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Mr. Dinkar Khullar, Secretary West. The reception was attended by significant number of the ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives of Indian state institutions, political, business, cultural and science circles, media, as well as Serbian citizens living in India. 

 

Ambassador Mirilovic with the Chief Guest, Mr.Dinkar Khullar, Secretary West, MEA India


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Biračko pravo imaju punoletni i poslovno sposobni državljani Republike Srbije sa prijavljenim prebivalištem u R. Srbiji. Glasanje na izborima će biti organizovano i u diplomatsko-konzularnim predstavništvima Republike Srbije u inostranstvu (pod uslovom da imaju više od 100 registrovanih birača).

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Serbian movies at the International Film Festival in Kolkata

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                        Ambassador Mirilović with H.M. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, King of Bhutan                 

H.E. Mr. Jovan Mirilović arrived to Thimpu on  24 April and met with the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Jigmi Y. Thinley the same day. Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials took place on 25 April, which was followed by Traditional Tea Ceremony and Audience of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan.

                   

                    Ambassador Mirilović with H.E. Lyonchhen Jigmi Y.Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan

Ambassador Mirilović also called on the Foreign Secretary, as well as the secretaries of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Bhutan.

H.E. Mr. Jovan Mirilović is the first ambassador of Serbia to Bhutan in the history of two countries, since The Republic of Serbia and the Kingdom of Bhutan established formal diplomatic relations on 9 December 2011.

 


Reception on the occasion of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia, a reception was held at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi, on Friday, 15 February 2013. Ms. Preneet Kaur, Minister of State of External Affairs of the Government of India, attended the reception as the Chief Guest. Numerous distinguished guests were present at the reception, including invitees from India’s political, public and cultural life, esteemed members of the Diplomatic Corps, as well as the members of Serbian community in India.
 

Ambassador Mirilović with the Chief Guest, Ms. Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs


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