Ambassador Marko Djuric and US special envoj Gabriel Escobar opened the new Serbian embassy in Washington, the Voice of America reported.
The embassy of Serbia is in a building which official Belgrade bought in February, making it the first Serbia-owned embassy building in the US capital following the breakup of Yugoslavia. The embassy was housed in rented buildings to date. The building is on 16th street in a historic building once owned by former Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elihu Root.
Ambassador Djuric said that opening of the new embassy shows the increasingly strong ties between Serbia and the United States while a letter from Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the US is a key partner and friend.
Escobar said that relations between the two countries were never better.
The Serbian president’s wife Tamara Vucic was present at the ceremony which included an exhibition of modern Serbian art titled Finding a Way.