Igor Crnobarac, the Deputy Mayor of Novi Sad, attended the reception held to mark the inauguration of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's consulate in Novi Sad. H.E. Joseph Kalala Mulamba, the Ambassador of the DRC to the Republic of Serbia, hosted the event.

On this occasion, the Deputy Mayor addressed the audience, emphasizing that the bilateral relations between the two countries have been going on for over 60 years and that it can be concluded that they are extremely good, because they are based on mutual respect and appreciation.

- This occasion serves as evidence that there is a desire to advance them through high-level visits as well as opportunities for our residents to interact more deeply with one another. Similarly, Novi Sad has the chance to demonstrate once more why it is a multicultural, multi-confessional City that welcomes all well-meaning individuals, earning it the title of European Cultural Capital. This is because the City's diversity is one of the finest markers of its general well-being. In addition, Serbia, the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries' birthplace, has the chance to underline once more how committed it is to fostering its customarily cordial and amicable ties with African nations - Crnobarac said.

Ambassador Mulamba pointed out that the opening of the consulate in Novi Sad is a continuation of the successful bilateral cooperation between the two countries and a confirmation of friendship, which he believes will develop.

Honorary Consul Radmila Bašević expressed her satisfaction that AP Vojvodina, a region with a significant role in the Republic of Serbia, was chosen to be under her consular jurisdiction. She also expressed her belief that her forty years of diplomatic experience will be useful in implementing plans to enhance cooperation between the citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Serbia.

The Consulate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is located at Bulevar oslobođenja 78/IV in Novi Sad. Bilateral relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo were established in 1960 and are traditionally good and friendly.

Novi Sad, 5th July 2024