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In the process of globalization many conturies are willing to be more multicultural. Due to stronger economic relations with bigger and economicaly stronger countries many countries who are in current proces of transition are getting closer with EU and US.
Every year Embassy of the US in Serbia is organizing Independence's day party for diplomats and politicians. As I am unfortunatelly not politician I am not able to attend it :(
Representatives of the Serbian government, diplomatic corps, civil, business and cultural life attended the reception.“The marking of the U.S. Independence Day coincides with the 130th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations with Serbia and 10th anniversary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) work in Serbia,” U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Mary Warlick said in her speech. “What is more important, today we celebrate our wide partnership with the Serbian government and people, our close military and police cooperation, our business ties, our cultural cooperation and a wide network of personal friendships,” she pointed out. Addressing the guests of the reception on the occasion of the Independence Day, Warlick said that on July 5, 1882, the U.S. Senate ratified a document which established diplomatic relations with Serbia, while first U.S. representatives for Serbia came to Belgrade later that year. “This year also marks the 10th anniversary of USAID in Serbia. During this period, the U.S. government provided over USD 840 million of support to Serbia's democratic institutions and strengthening of the country's economic potential,” she stressed. The U.S. ambassador also said that during two and a half years of her stay in Serbia she had met thousands of Serbian citizens belonging to all spheres of life - politicians, businesspeople, representatives of the civil sector and students - who followed their dreams, for both themselves and their homeland. Warlick ended her speech with a toast in which she wished for the partnership between Serbia and the U.S. to continue for many more years. The guests included Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, outgoing Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dačić, Defense and Education Ministers, Dragan Šutanovac and Žarko Obradović and former Parliament Speaker Slavica Đukić-Dejanović. The celebration was also attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps including Ambassadors of Germany Wolfram Maas, Russia Aleksandr Konuzin, Great Britain Michael Davenport, France Francois-Xavier Deniau and the EU Vincent Degert. Warlick's guests were also famous Serbian politicians and diplomats.