Carlo Lo Cascio, the Italian ambassador to Serbia, thanked Belgrade and President Aleksandar Vucic for the generous medical equipment donation to Rome, adding it would be remembered, the FoNet news agency reported on Tuesday.
On the occasion of the Republic of Italy Day, Lo Cascio said: "It was an authentic friendship gesture that would remain in the history of our diplomatic relations."
"Serbia has shown solidarity with us, and I use this opportunity to all of those who showed their affection for Italy," the ambassador said.
He added Italy believed in the Western Balkans integration into the European Union and would actively support Serbia's European path.
"We'll continue to work together and support many Italian companies already working in Serbia. I invite you to go forward with new energy, creating new chances for the cooperation between Italy and Serbia," Lo Cascio told his compatriots in Serbia.