Diplomatic relations between Serbia and USA were established on October 14, 1881. This extremely important diplomatic jubilee is being marked with the issue of the commemorative postage stamps ”140th Anniversary of the Serbian–American Diplomatic Relations”, that shows a rich diplomatic heritage that connects the two countries. In historical terms, these relations are characterized by an alliance in the two world wars and cultural, scientific and economic collaboration was marked by great persons such as Mihajlo Pupin and Nikola Tesla. After the period of descends and ascends at the end of the twentieth century, diplomatic relations between Serbia and USA are on the continuous rise.
Today bilateral relations between two countries are improved and significantly better than in previous years, and with the issue of the commemorative postage stamps ”140th Anniversary of the Serbian–American Diplomatic Relations”, we are contributing not only to preserving the memory of the rich history of these relations, but also to their further improvement. Serbia and USA share numerous common values, ideals, opportunities for cooperation, as well as established cooperation in many areas, the most important ones being science, culture, economy and education.
The issue of the commemorative postage stamps ”140th Anniversary of the Serbian–American Diplomatic Relations” symbolically points to some of the visual associations that represent the ideals and values that USA and Serbia share, which further strengthens awareness and reminds that the two countries, not only have a rich diplomatic history, but that it is based on solid foundations of common starting points that allow long-term duration, development and rise, despite all the challenges.
Expert collaboration: University Library “Svetozar Marković“
Artistic realization of the issue: MA Jakša Vlahović, academic graphic artist