The reception at the Palace of Serbia is being attended by Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Branko Ruzic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Nebojsa Stefanovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlovic and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information Maja Gojkovic.
Other guests at the ceremony are Serbian government ministers, Speaker of the Serbian parliament Ivica Dacic, former president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Lilic, former president of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces Milan Mojsilovic, other representatives of the Serbian Armed Forces, diplomatic corps and religious communities.
The ceremony is also being attended by Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska Zeljka Cvijanovic, representatives of Serbs from Montenegro, mayors and presidents of municipalities from entire Serbia.
St. Vitus’ Day decorations are awarded for exceptional merits and deeds of great importance. They were established in 2009 with the Law on decorations of the Republic of Serbia.
Aleksandar Vucic took oath of office on 31 May at the solemn session at the Serbian parliament, by which Serbia officially got a new head of state.