Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić and his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr planted a tree at the Park of Friendship in Belgrade on Monday.
It came 50 years since the planting of the first tree in the park, and is meant to symbolize friendship between peoples.
The first tree was planted to honor the first Non Aligned Movement summit held in Belgrade in 1961, and the anniversary of the event is being marked by a gathering in Serbia’s capital on September 5-6.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister, who is currently presiding over the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), pointed out that delegations from all over the world arrived in Belgrade to pay respect not only to the NAM, but also Serbia, adding that he is honored to walk on the ground that his predecessors once walked on.
“It is a great honor and privilege to be here today. This is a holy place for me, as some of my role models walked on this ground, and until recently I could not have imagined I would have the opportunity to do the same,” Amr said.