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CELEBRATION OF SERBIAN STATEHOOD DAY IN CHICAGO @ 13 February 2019 08:29 PM
Acting Consul General of the Republic of Serbia, Dejan Radulović, held a reception on the occasion of February 15th - Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia.
The reception was attended by representatives of regional offices of the US Federal Authorities, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, representatives of the Consular Corps, representatives of Serbian organizations and associations, representatives of the church and prominent individuals of the Serbian community, as well as other public representatives from Chicago.
The reception began with the intonation of the anthems of the Republic of Serbia and the USA which were sung by the members of singing group “Oko sokolovo”. Attending guests were addressed by the Acting Consul General, Dejan Radulovic, who recalled the historical events related to the Statehood Day's date. He emphasized the importance that Serbia attaches to the development of bilateral relations with the United States as well as the appreciation for US support to Serbia in the process of European integration. He also emphasized the role of the Serbian community in the United States in the relationship of the two countries, its contribution to the development of the city of Chicago and conveyed readiness for further deepening of cooperation between the sister cities of Belgrade and Chicago.
Mayor of the City of Chicago Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul sent letters of congratulation on the occasion of the Statehood Day of Serbia.
You can see the gallery of reception photos here.