The opening of the 45th International Tourism Fair took place on Wednesday night in Belgrade, with Greece being this year’s “Partner Country”. The exhibition was opened by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, and the Greek Minister of Tourism, Olga Kefalogianni.

“The friendship of our two peoples has its roots in common history, cultural ties, the struggle for freedom and our ambitions for a secure future,” Mrs. Kefalogianni pointed out in her speech. He underlined the importance of cooperation in tourism for the economic development and well-being of the peoples of the two countries. “The International Tourism Fair in Belgrade is one of the most important tourism events in our region, a global gathering that gives an opportunity to countries and participants not only to promote their tourism offer, but also to communicate, collaborate, create partnerships and to build strong relationships. And this is precisely the essence of tourism”, said Ms. Kefaloyani.

The president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, pointed out that Greece is the favorite tourist destination of the Serbs, while he also noted the great increase in recent years of visits by Greeks to Belgrade and other tourist destinations in his country.

The Minister of Tourism Olga Kefalogianni will meet today (Thursday) with her Serbian counterpart Husein Memić, with whom they will examine the possibilities and perspectives of strengthening the cooperation between the two countries.