The new US Ambassador to Serbia, Christopher Hill, presented his credentials to Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and, thus, formally took office.

Before he departed for Serbia, the newly appointed ambassador stated that he was arriving with a fresh “perspective to the Serbia of 2022, to a country that the United States views as an important partner and a friend,” and with the desire to see the two countries’ bilateral ties growing “like never before.”

He also stated that he wanted the bilateral ties between Serbia and the US to “grow and prosper like never before,” and that he especially desires that the two countries’ relationship “emerges from these global challenges better and stronger.”

“I believe in the vision of a dynamic Serbia – US relationship, one based on a deep foundation of mutual respect,” stated Hill.

The new US ambassador to Serbia is well acquainted with the situation in the region. He was deputy to Richard Holbrooke, the chief US negotiator of the Dayton peace talks, which ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.