I assumed the duty of Ambassador of the Republic of
Turkey to Serbia with great honor and enthusiasm.
My primary purpose is
to keep furthering the improvement of economic, political and cultural
relations, which have developed in all fields in recent years between Turkey
and Serbia, two neighboring countries without a common border. I sincerely
believe that we can only achieve this goal together with you. First and
foremost our Embassy, as well as all our institutions and organizations will
continue to have their doors open to you.
Serbia, with which we share a rich
common history and cultural background, has a pivotal position in the Balkans.
Improvement in Turkey - Serbia relations has great importance, not only with
regard to two countries, but also in terms of developing regional peace and
stability. This common perspective shared by top officials of both countries,
is our source of strength and morale in order to look to the future with
confidence and to keep up increasing our efforts.
Steady increase of
investments, rising observed in tourist numbers and our expanding foreign trade
volume are promising as for relations between two countries to reach desired
levels. We are aware that our potential is well above the current level of our
relations. Interest of two countries and societies passes through a closer,
more intense and diversified partnership. We are very glad to see that this
vision for the future of our bilateral relations is shared by Serbian
government and people too.
Enhancement of relations of Turkey and Serbia, which are
sharing the same geography, not only has great importance for our peoples,
but also for the prosperity and stability of the Balkans too. Joint
responsibility of each and every one of us is to make peace and stability
sustainable in this beautiful region, which is shared by different
cultures and societies. This can only be attained through developing our
relations in all fields. Current level of our relations and their
potential enable us to look to the future with confidence and
With these feelings
and thoughts, I greet respectfully each of you and express my gratitude.