Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday (25 April) that medical supplies sent by Belgrade to Italy were a way for Serbia to thank Italy for assisting and supporting the country earlier.
Speaking at Belgrade’s airport, where he saw off planes carrying the medical gear to Italy, President Vucic said that Serbia had always been able to rely on Italy’s support within the European Union and that it was among the first to send Serbia assistance during disastrous floods in 2014.
“Italy has always offered open support to Serbia on its path to the EU, and is also one of Serbia’s major trade partners. Italy has employed tens of thousands of people in Serbia, and there are many Serbs working in Italy,” Vucic said.
On Saturday and Monday (27 April), Serbia will send Italy with four flights, two million surgical face masks, one million protective gloves and 100,000 protective suits.