The new US Ambassador Christopher Hill said on Tuesday that he is coming to Belgrade with a fresh perspective on Serbia which Washington views as an important partner and friend.
In his personal not after being sworn in, Hill said that he is looking forward to making Belgrade his home and getting to know the country and its dynamic people. “So much has changed since I was last in Belgrade and in the region. I have learned over the years to respect history and to try to learn its complex lessons, but my suitcase will not be heavy with the past – I am arriving with a fresh perspective to the Serbia of 2022, to a country that the United States views as an important partner and a friend,” the note said.
“No doubt these are troubled times. But I believe our two countries can meet them together in a constructive spirit and tone and with the realization that we have many common interests. I want to see our bilateral ties grow and prosper like never before and I especially desire that our relationship emerges from these global challenges better and stronger. I believe in the vision of a dynamic Serbia – U.S. relationship, one based on a deep foundation of mutual respect,” Hill said.