Hungary’s President Janos Ader will pay an official visit to Serbia on Tuesday, and attend a commemoration of Hungarian and Serb victims of the second world war together with his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic on Wednesday.
Before the commemoration in Curug, Vojvodina, the two presidents will hold talks in Belgrade, where Ader will also meet Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic.
After the talks, Ader will address Serbia’s national assembly.
In 1942, Hungarian troops killed over 3,000 civilians, mostly Serbs in Novi Sad (Ujvidek) and nearby villages. Two years later Yugoslav partisans killed tens of thousands of ethnic Germans and Hungarians in the area.
Last Friday, the Serbian parliament adopted a resolution condemning the massacre of Hungarian residents.