Bildt slams Vucic over coronavirus aid

NEWS 27.03.2020 19:28
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Source: SAUL LOEB / AFP

Sweden’s former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Friday that Serbian officials did not react to the shipment of aid from the European Union in the same way that they reacted to a plane load of medical supplies from China.

“When China sent an aircraft with help to Serbia President Vucic made a great show of But when far more substantial aid arrives there is no fanfare and no President in sight,” he wrote on his Twitter account.  

Bildt retweeted a tweet by EU Delegation Chief Sem Fabrizi about a shipment of aid that arrived in Belgrade on Thursday.    

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic responded with a tweet, accusing Bildt of spreading fake news.  

“Let’s assume that spreading fake news to send strong political messages bu Carl Bildt is due to lack of info and not bad intention. That aircraft was also carrying help from China + medical supplies purchased by Serbia . Our EU partners paid for the transport and we greatly appreciate it!,” she tweeted.