June 2 in Belgrade. Ambassador Gori: “Celebration of Italian and European values.” – Photo gallery

The traditional reception was held on Friday, May 31, in the gardens of the Italian Embassy in Belgrade to mark the Italian Republic Day, June 2, when the 1946 Italian institutional referendum was held by universal suffrage, to decide on the form of future government.

The celebration was attended by about 1.000 people including the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ana Brnabic, the Foreign Minister, Marko Djuric, the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Goran Vesic, the Minister of Trade, Tomislav Momirovic, the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Nemanja Starovic, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Dubravka Djedovic Handanovic, and the Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation, Jelena Begovic. In attendance were also many Serbian representatives from the world of politics, civil society, business, culture and sports and the large community of expats living in Serbia.

“Today we celebrate Italian Republic Day, the holiday of all Italians and Italian women. A community that comes together and recognizes itself in the founding values of our Republic, a symbol of national unity. Values such as freedom, peace, equality, democracy and solidarity are the basis of our Constitutional Charter and are reinforced by Italy’s membership in the European Union,” Ambassador Gori underlined in his speech. “This year, the celebrations in Serbia have a special significance,” Gori added, “because we are celebrating three important anniversaries in the relations between Rome and Belgrade: 145 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, 15 years since the signing of the Bilateral Strategic Partnership and 100 years of Bircaninova Palace“.


Playing of the national anthem. From left to right: Special Adviser to the Minister of Science and Technology Jovan Milić, the husband of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Damir Handanović, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Dubravka Djedović-Handanović, Foreign Minister Marko Djuric, President of Parliament Ana Brnabic, Vice Speaker of the National Assembly Edin Djerlek, Vice Speaker of the National AssemblyMarina Raguš, Minister of Construction and Infrastructure Goran Vesić, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Nemanja Starović.

Ambassador Luca Gori toasts with Parliament Speaker Ana Brnabić, Minister of Science and Technology Jelena Begović, his spouse Eugenia Gresta, Vice Speaker of the National Assembly Edin Djerlek, Pice Speaker of the National Assembly Marina Raguš, and President of the Italy-Serbia Interparliamentary Group Jovan Palalić.

Parliament Speaker Ana Brnabic with H.E. Ambassador Gori.

Ambassador Gori with Foreign Minister Marko Djuric.

Ambassador Gori and his spouse with the successor to the throne Aleksandar Karadjordjevic and consort Katarina.

Welcoming Mustafa Efendi Jusufspahic, mufti of the Islamic community in Belgrade.

Ambassador Gori welcomes the leader of the opposition Green-Left Frong party Dobrica Veselinovic.

Ambassador Gori and spouse in conversation with British Ambassador Sian Macleod.

Senior Serbian army officers with spouses.



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