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Annual Assembly and Merging of two Friendship Associations


On February 24, Japan - Serbia Exchange Association held its fifth Annual assembly and reception in our Embassy.

It was announced that the Association has reached an agreement of merging with the oldest Japan - Serbia Friendship Association. Following that decision, the leadership agreed to take the official name "Japan - Serbia Association" for the friendship society and to enlarge the Board of Directors with new members.

After the plenary meeting for the members, President of the Association, H.E. Dr. Takehiro Togo, President of the Board Mr. Kenzo Yoneda and ambassador of Serbia to Japan, H.E. Mr. Ivan Mrkic, greeted the guests. The new Board Members, Mr. Owada, former Ambassador of Japan to Serbia, Prof. Iwata from Tokyo International University, Prof. Abe from Meiji University and Mr. Osamu, President of JPS Company, were introduced to the guests.

After the toast by Board Director and Honorary Consul General of Serbia, Mr. Ueyama, guests had the opportunity to enjoy some Serbian traditional food and spirits.

Leadership of Japan - Serbia Association (from left): President Mr. Togo, Mr. Owada, Prof. Iwata and Prof. Abe
Ambassador Mrkic and Mr. Hirashita, new Board Director and Project Leader of Installation of Nikola Tesla's Bust in TEPCO Museum in Yokohama
Members of the Association during the gathering
Honorary Consul General of Serbia, Mr. Ueyama, giving the toast
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Guest during the food reception