Mayor of Novi Sad Miloš Vučević received the newly-appointed US Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Anthony F. Godfrey. On this occasion, the Mayor wished him a warm welcome and congratulated him on the appointment.

At the City Hall meeting, the Mayor and the Ambassador discussed the possibilities of promoting the cooperation in all vital areas, assessing that the experiences so far have been fruitful and positive on mutual satisfaction.

Vučević emphasized that the City is working hard to develop business and industrial zones and that it expects a great interest of investors, noting that American companies are currently doing well in Novi Sad. The new US Ambassador said he appreciated the friendship and ties between the two countries, and that the Embassy will continue to support Serbia in the European integration process. The interlocutors agreed that peace and stability are crucial for development of the whole region, and that joint projects at the level of local self-governments can greatly contribute to the overall prosperity.

Vučević stressed that Novi Sad will make the most of the development opportunity it has gained by winning the titles of the European Youth Capital in 2019 and the European Capital of Culture in 2021, noting that the effects of the activities in this field are already visible. They also pointed out that the "American Corner" in Novi Sad plays an important role in the cultural exchange and the promotion of true social values.

Novi Sad, November 18th, 2019