“Serbia’s army has received four MiG-29 fighter jets from Belarus, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in an interview with the Serbian Politika daily on Sunday.

“Under an agreement between Serbian President Alexandar Vucic and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus has given us fighter jets and we are very thankful to it for that,” he said, adding that thanks to the supplies of six MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia and four such warplanes from Belarus, Serbia will have a fleet of 14 fighter jets.” (TASS)

“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will pay an official visit to Turkey on May 7, according to Serbia’s ambassador to Ankara.

In an interview Ambassador Zoran Markovic said that five government ministers — including the foreign trade, telecommunication and tourism, foreign, communication and transportation, and energy and agriculture ministers — would accompany Vucic, in a sign of areas of future cooperation.

Markovic, who took office on April 5 after presenting his credentials to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that before his current posting, he served as consul general in Istanbul for more than four years.

“We paid a lot of attention during those four years to economic issues. Our economic cooperation was raised enormously,” he said.” (World Bulletin)

“The councilors of the local assembly have unanimously declared the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an honorary citizen of Novi Pazar, a town in south-western Serbia. The decision was made at today’s (Friday, April 20) session which was called on the occasion of the Day of the town celebration (557th birthday celebrations) -on April 20.” (IBNA)

“According to a statement from the Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection, Lundin, who met with Minister Goran Trivan, said his county was ready to invest USD 15 billion in projects dedicated to ecology.

Ecology is one of the most important issues in the process of Serbia’s accession to the European Union, and Sweden will continue to support Serbia through donations to new projects, but also by educating young people, the diplomat is quoted as saying during his conversation with Trivan.” (B92)