Sem Fabrizi, the new EU Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia, today presented his credentials to President Aleksandar Vucic at an official ceremony held in the Palace of Serbia.
Ambassador Fabrizi stated: “It is an honour to represent the European Union in a Country which is firmly on its way to the European Union. The EU is Serbia’s main partner in trade, investment and financial assistance. Our partnership is set to intensify further in the future.
I look forward to working closely together with Serbian partners to advance Serbia’s European Union path. This process in not only about opening or closing chapters of negotiations but about bringing tangible benefits to all Serbian citizens in many spheres such as rule of law, human rights, economy, education, public administration, protection of the environment and many others. I also look forward to working closely with the Serbian government to continue regional cooperation and reconciliation, which is so important for the stability and prosperity of Serbia and the region.”
Sem Fabrizi took up his functions in Belgrade in July 2017 after serving as the EU Ambassador to Australia. An Italian career diplomat, he has served as an advisor on international relations to the President of the European Council in Brussels and to the Prime Minister Office of Italy in Rome. His earlier postings included Geneva, at the Italian Permanent Mission to the WTO and UN, Beijing at the Italian Embassy, and Brussels at the Italian Permanent Mission to the EU. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome he has held positions in the EU Department and the Secretary General’s Office. He holds degrees in International Law and International Economy from “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He prepared his admission to the diplomatic career at the LUISS University in Rome. Sem Fabrizi has served as a Lieutenant in the Italian Army and has been awarded the honour of Cavaliere Ufficiale dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. He is married to Rebecca, and they have three children.