President Aleksandar Vucic confirmed on Sunday he would address the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod on Monday, thanking Patriarch Irinej for inviting him to join the meeting.
This is a great honour and an opportunity to speak the truth, and to respond to untruths, said Vucic.
“I won’t hesitate to respond with facts and speak about the future of Serbia even to those who asked anathema for me,” said Vucic while speaking in Skopje, where he is attending inaugural ceremony for the new President of North Macedonia.
Serbian President criticised media allegations of some bishops objecting his attendance, saying that many bishops actually support the Patriarch’s proposal of having him in the meeting.
Commenting on foreign media reports saying that he organised the military parade in Nis to build up his personality cult, Vucic replied by asking when was the last time that Deutsche Welle wrote something positive about Serbia.
“You don’t remember? Me neither. The parade was exceptional. People had a chance to see how much the country progressed in a military sense compared to the period of five years ago,” the President said.
Speaking of the activities of the opposition in Serbia, Vucic urged the representatives of his SNS party in the Parliament to organise talks with them but he reiterated he would not attend those meetings.
“They don’t want me. And I’m not a place for talks. The place for that is in the Parliament,” he added.