THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES AT THE OPENING
OF AVALA TOWER
Belgrade, 21 April 2010 – Their Royal
Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess
Katherine attended today the official opening of the Avala
Tower, the symbol of Belgrade which was destroyed during
NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Ceremony was attended by
H.E. Mr. Boris Tadic, President of Serbia, H.E. Dr Mirko
Cvetkovic, Prime Minister, His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia
Irinej, H.E. Dr Jovan Krkobabic, Vice Prime Minister, H.E.
Mr. Vuk Jeremic, Minister of foreign affairs, H.E. Dr Zarko
Obradovic, Minister of education, H.E. Mr. Nebojsa Bradic,
Minister of culture, H.E. Ms. Jasna Matic, Minister of
telecomunications and information society, H.E. Dr Slobodan
Milosavljevic, Minister of trade and services, H.E. Mr.
Goran Bogdanovic, Minister for Kosovo and Metohija, Mr.
Dragan Djilas, Mayor of Belgrade, Mr. Aleksandar Antic,
President of the City Assembly of Belgrade, Mr. Zoran
Alimpic, deputy President of the City Assembly of Belgrade,
Mufti of Islamic community of Serbia ef. Jusufspahic, and
numerous citizens. Avala Tower is 204.5 metres high, and is
currently the tallest structure in the Balkans.
At the height of one hundred and twenty
meters there is a restaurant, and above there is an vantage
point with a beautiful view of City of Belgrade and
Avala Tower was built again mainly thanks
to a campaign “Let’s build the Avala Tower”, and works
started in 2005 and finished in November 2009. Many famous
people from Serbia joined the campaign, and gave donations.
Two hundred of them imprinted their palms in the concrete in
front of the tower, like painter Olja Ivanjicki, Serbian
Academicians Matija Beckovic, Milorad Pavic, Dusan
Kovacevic, Tone Serafimovski, Vladimir Velickovic, tennis
players Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic, and many others.