“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Russia’s Ambassador in Belgrade Alexander Chepurin to discuss preparations for the announced visit to Serbia by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A statement from the president’s cabinet quoted Vucic as saying that ‘it is a great honour for Serbia to play host to the President of Russia once more,’ adding that the visit is an expression of Putin’s respect for the country and the traditional friendly relations between the two countries.” (N1)