Serbian President received his Turkish counterpart in Belgrade

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The reception ceremony was held at the Serbian presidential palace and began with the playing of the two national anthems in conjunction with the firing of 7 artillery rounds in the honor of the reception.

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Erdogan saluted the guard of honor and then took memorial photos in front of the cameras with his Serbian counterpart, and they presented each other with the delegations of their government.

After the ceremony, Erdogan and Vucic headed to the Presidential Palace in preparation for the launch of a bilateral meeting between them and another at the level of delegations between the two countries.

The Turkish president is accompanied on his visit by his wife, Emine Erdogan, Foreign Ministers Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Interior Süleyman Soylu, Defense Hulusi Akar, Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Agriculture and Forestry Vahid Kirishci, Trade Mehmet Muş, Transport and Infrastructure Adil Kara Ismailoglu.

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The delegation also includes Head of Religious Affairs Ali Erbash, Head of the Communication Department at the Presidency of the Republic, Fakhruddin Altun, Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, and Head of the Defense Industries Authority Ismail Demir.

It is expected that Erdogan and Vucic will hold a press conference after the signing ceremony of bilateral cooperation agreements in various fields.

Later, the Serbian president will host a lunch in honor of his Turkish counterpart, who is also expected to participate in the Turkish-Serbian Business Forum.

Erdogan is scheduled to leave Serbia this evening for Croatia, the third and last leg of his Balkan tour, after a visit to Belgrade Tower.

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On Tuesday, Erdogan arrived in Serbia from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first stop of his tour in the Balkans, including Croatia, and it will take 3 days between 6 and 8 September, according to the Turkish Presidency Communication Department.