Senator John McCain statement on trip to Serbia in April 2017: “I would like to express my appreciation to Prime Minister Vucic and the Serbian people for their hospitality during my visit. As I traveled through Serbia, my thoughts and prayers were with the families of the two Serbian pilots who lost their lives in a training accident this past Friday.

“In Belgrade, I had the opportunity to congratulate Prime Minister Vucic on his victory in the recent presidential election. I look forward to working together with him and the Serbian government to advance Serbia’s integration into the European community.” (Full statement at the Office of Senator John McCain)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Senator John McCain’s trip in April 2017: “I thank McCain for the visit, he is one of the more important people in the US, and my thanks to him for showing concern for the Western Balkans. My thanks to him for not finding it difficult to hear somewhat different words in Serbia, than in other countries in the region,” Vucic concluded, stating that the US senator was “always welcome in Serbia.” (B92)

US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott: “Senator McCain visited Serbia shortly after I arrived in 2016. He was a patriot, dedicated to the security of America, and a man of great integrity. He will be missed by everyone.”

Senator John McCain with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in 2016 on a Congressional trip. Senator McCain also visited a refugee camp outside of Belgrade on the trip (video in Serbian):