On September 11, 2020, was held a Second International Scientific Conference, for a second year in a row, organized by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia – the parliamentary group of friendship with US and the Belgrade Institute for National and International Security (INIS). It gathered together a number of eminent speakers from Serbia and US.
In the roles of co-chairman of the Conference were Dr Darko Trifunović (Director of INIS) and Mr. Dragan Šormaz (Member of Parliament of National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and Head of Serbian-American Parliamentarian Caucuses).
The participants of the Conference were addressed by Members of Parliament:
Ministers in the Government of the Republic of Serbia:
Speakers from US:
Speaker from Greece:
Speakers from Serbia:
The speakers emphasized the need for strengthening and improvement of Serbian-American relations, referring to current mutual benefits that the two countries have. Speakers also pointed out that it is high time to enter the procedure of strategic partnership with the United States, possibly even the establishment of an alliance.
Experts from Serbia and United States referred to certain supporting historical facts; e.g. the support of the United States for protection of Serbian national interests after the First World War, as well as the support for preserving territorial and economic independence after the Second World War. Speakers reviewed the perspectives and pillars of the current cooperation, the elements of connection and points for improvement of relations, as they tried to give answers to current challenges and provide directions of cooperation and strengthening relations in the future.
Media coverage of the event: