Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic presented diplomatic passports to the national women’s volleyball team and their coaches after they won gold at the European Championships in Turkey.
A Foreign Ministry statement quoted Dacic as saying that the presentation was a more than symbolic way to honor the athletes who won a number of medals at various competitions. “A diplomatic passport is not a condition for our athletes to become ambasssadors of our country because they have already proved that with their results and behavior,” Dacic said.
Earlier in the day, the women’s national volleyball team was received by President Aleksandar Vucic who said that he expects them to win gold at the Olympic games in Tokyo next year. Vucic was given a national team red jersey with his name and the number 1 on it.