Putin to receive Order of Republic of Serbia in Belgrade

Belgrade – Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will present the Order of the Republic of Serbia on a sash to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will pay an official visit to Belgrade on October 16, Nikolic’s presidential press office said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Russian president will be welcomed at the Nikola Tesla Airport by the Serbian president, who has invited him to visit Serbia. After that, an official welcoming ceremony will be held in the Palace of Serbia, and will be followed by a meeting between Nikolic and Putin.

Also scheduled to meet with the president of the Russian Federation is Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, after which the Serbian and Russian delegations will hold a plenary meeting.

A signing ceremony for inter-state agreements is scheduled to take place after the plenary meeting.

The two presidents will attend a military parade at which Nikolic will present Putin with the Order of the Republic of Serbia on a sash.

On the occasion, both presidents will address those attending.

The presidents of Serbia and the Russian Federation will lay wreaths at the Cemetery of the Liberators of Belgrade, the statement said.