Parliament on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the relations between the two countries, organized by the National Archives of Serbia and Yugoslavia
The Serbian Parliamentary Friendship Group with Egypt met with Egypt’s Ambassador to Belgrade Amr Aljowaily, in a meeting which was the first of its kind in five years. It was headed by Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Dubravka Filipovski and the Vice-Chairmen of the group, Dr. Danica Bukvić, and Mr. “Bojan Torbica”. The President of the Parliamentary Friendship Group with Egypt highlighted the invitation of the Speaker of the Serbian Parliament Maja Gojković to host, at the premises of the National Assembly, an exhibition in July, which includes the most important historical documents on relations between Egypt and Serbia marking the 110th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
In the same context, Ambassador Amr Aljowaily met with Dr. Miroslav Perisic, Director General of the National Archives of Serbia, and Mr. Milan Trzić, Director General of the National Archives of Yugoslavia; agreeing on issuing a documentary book “recueil”, collecting historical documents on the relations between Egypt and Serbia. “This would further strengthen the rich historical and cultural ties between the two countries and transfer the knowledge it to future generations”, said Aljowaily. The Directors of the Serbian and Yugoslav Archives welcomed efforts to conclude a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian National Library and Archives, which was invited to participate in the celebration of the 120th anniversary of the creation of the National Archives of Serbia on December 14, 2018.
The book entitled “Serbia in Egyptian Eyes,” edited by Egypt’s Ambassador to Belgrade Amr Aljowaily, was added to the collection of the Public Library Archive, as it contains the oral history of the relations between the two countries, including memoirs of Egyptian ambassadors in Belgrade since the break-up of Yugoslavia and foundation of the current Republic of Serbia. The Ambassador of Egypt in Belgrade called on academic institutions, specialized in teaching history, to encourage postgraduate students to prepare a studies the relocation of the government of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia for several months in 1941 to Egypt as an interesting, yet understudied phase, in the relations between the two countries.