President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that the opening of the New Pazar Consulate General will contribute to the further development of Turkey-Serbia relations and said, “Our Consulate General will not only be at the service of our citizens but also our brothers from Sancak. We see our brothers from Sancak as a bridge of friendship between Turkey and Serbia.” said.
President Erdoğan’s video message was broadcast at the official opening ceremony of Turkey’s New Market Consulate General.
In addition to Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic, Turkey’s Ambassador to Belgrade Hami Aksoy and New Market Consul General Başar Başol also attended the ceremony.
In his message, Erdoğan said that he visited Sancak in 2017 and that he was happy to address the guests again on the occasion of the official opening of the Consulate General of New Market four years after this visit.
Thanking Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic once again for his support during the opening of the Consulate General, Erdoğan said, “The opening of our New Market Consulate General will contribute to the further development of Turkey-Serbia relations. Our Consulate General will not only be at the service of our citizens, but also our Sancaklı brothers. We see it as a bridge of friendship between Turkey and Serbia.” said.
“Together, we observe the positive effects of the strong bond between us on our bilateral relations.” Using the expression, Erdoğan emphasized that the activities of the Consulate General will ensure that this bond is further consolidated.
Stating that the cooperation with Serbia is developing day by day on a “win-win” basis, Erdoğan said that Turkish business people realize investments that create employment and add value to the country in every region of Serbia.
Pointing out that the efforts to develop the infrastructure of Sancak continue at full speed, Erdoğan emphasized that the New Pazar-Tutin road will be put into service next year and that Sancak will be integrated with the region with the Belgrade-Sarajevo highway and other transportation projects to be implemented.
Stating that they will continue to encourage investments in Serbia and the Sanjak region, Erdoğan thanked Vucic for the fact that TIKA also carries out development projects and for his support in all these matters.
“My brothers from Sanjak, the solidarity and brotherhood you displayed in the treacherous coup attempt of July 15, once again showed the feelings of brotherhood between us. One of the first leaders to support us on the night of July 15 was Mr. Vucic. We can never forget this brave stance of my dear friend Vucic at a critical time for our country. ” Erdogan underlined that they will remove the FETO treason gang from the Balkans by working together.
President Erdogan continued as follows:
“We see Serbs, Croats, Bosnians, Albanians and all other segments of the Balkan geography as our friends with whom we have lived for centuries and with whom we will cooperate in every field in the future.
We believe that if the Balkan peoples act in the spirit of friendship, solidarity and cooperation, a prosperous future awaits them.
With these thoughts in mind, I hope that our Consulate General will be instrumental for our countries, and I greet you all with respect and love.”
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