Diplomatic passports for medallists in individual sports at London and Rio Olympic Games

Must Read

As early as of December, the average salary will amount to 500 euros

Finance Minister Sinisa Mali said he expects the average salary to be above € 500 by December He said in...

Direct Air Serbia flights to Egypt starting June

A Belgrade-Cairo service is among the routes to be introduced by Air Serbia this June. The official launch of direct...

Abolished visas for citisens of Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Commonwealth of Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago

Тhe Government of the Republic of Serbia, at its meeting on 25 October 2018, adopted a decision to abolish...
- Advertisement -

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic presented today at a formal ceremony diplomatic passports to athletes winning medals in individual events for Serbia at the Olympic Games in London and Rio.

Diplomatic passports were granted to wrestler Davor Stefanek, taekwondo player Tijana Bogdanovic, kayak athletes Milenko Zoric and Marko Tomicevic and to Milica Mandic, a taekwondo medallist at the London Olympics, whereas women’s long jump Olympic medal winner Ivana Spanovic received her diplomatic passport earlier.

“I am greatly honoured to present to you today, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic passports which you will be holding as goodwill Ambassadors”, said Minister Dacic at a ceremony held on the MFA premises. He stressed that today only 27 athletes were holders of diplomatic passports and that authorization for issuance of such passports was granted only for those with highest merits.

The Head of Serbian diplomacy pointed out that diplomatic passports were valid for five years and enabled travel to countries for which there was a visa requirement, including their more favourable treatment while abroad.

“I expect that as goodwill Ambassadors you will represent Serbia in the best possible way. Your conduct, strong will and performance have demonstrated that you are true Ambassadors of our country and you have helped that our country’s name is heard a long way”, said Minister Dacic.

Youth and Sport Minister Vanja Udovicic said that a year of a record high count of medals was behind us: 37 Olympic and Paralympic medals altogether. He emphasized that athletes contributed to the promotion of Serbia both when it comes to its image and the attraction of foreign investors.

“You are becoming hereby today a small group of goodwill Ambassadors and I hope that you will accept it not only as a reward for the efforts put in and the results achieved, but also as an obligation and privilege that you must serve as an example to younger generations as well as encourage other athletes and be idols deserved to be worshipped by the whole of Serbia”, stated Minister Udovicic.

Both Ministers announced that diplomatic passports were being contemplated also for team sports and Paralympians.

The ceremony was also attended by Secretary General of the Serbian Olympic Committee Djordje Visacki, who thanked the Government of Serbia for showing in this way as well how much it supported and appreciated its athletes.

“Had it not been for this support and cooperation, Serbian sport would not be able to function on its own”, Visacki said.

On behalf of athletes Davor Stefanek said that the Government of Serbia recognized the importance of these passports for their journeys to and from competitions and preparations for competitions.

“We as athletes and Ambassadors of the Republic of Serbia will do our utmost at all these competitions to represent Serbia the best way we can and delight you by winning new medals”, Davor Stefanek underlined.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

As early as of December, the average salary will amount to 500 euros

Finance Minister Sinisa Mali said he expects the average salary to be above € 500 by December He said in...

Consular post headed by an honorary consular officer established in Antalya

Consular post headed by Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia Fikret Ozturk was established in Antalya in the presence of Ministers of Foreign...

Permanent Missions of the Republic of Serbia

SERBIAN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS - Permanent Missions of the Republic of Serbia Council of Europe - Strasbourg Address: 26, Avenue de la Foret-Noire 67000 STRASBOURG, FRANCE Phone: +33390/ 22 15...

Zambia: Embassies of Republic of Serbia

Address: 5216, Diplomatic Triangle, off Independence Av.,LUSAKA, ZAMBIA Phone: + 260 211 / 250235, + 260 977 / 173244 Fax: + 260 211 / 253889 E-mail: serbia.lusaka@iconnect.zm,...

Vatican, Holy See: Embassies of Republic of Serbia

Address: Via dei Monti Parioli 20, 00197 ROMA, VATICAN Phone: +39 06 3223076 Fax: +3906 / 3204-530 E-mail: amb.serbia.vatican@ambroma.com Web site: http://www.vatican.mfa.gov.rs
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -