As part of the official programme of his visit, the President of Russia held talks with Serbian President Boris Tadic, laid wreaths at the Monument to the Liberators of Belgrade and the Monument to Soviet soldiers, and addressed the Serbian parliament, the National Assembly of Serbia.
In particular, Mr Medvedev assessed attempts to revise the history of World War II and reinterpret it in order to achieve selfish political goals. Dmitry Medvedev emphasized that lessons from the past warn us against repeating mistakes and advise us to work together in the face of current major threats.
The President of Russia drew attention to international security issues and pointed out that a new European Security Treaty could provide equal and reliable guarantees for all countries and determine clear rules for the prevention and peaceful settlement of conflicts.
Dmitry Medvedev touched on the Kosovo settlement and stressed that Russia will continue to provide Serbia with all necessary assistance as it defends its national interests.
Mr Medvedev praised Russian-Serbian relations in various spheres, including energy. He said that the development of these relations will benefit not only Russia and Serbia and not only the Balkans, but all of Europe.