The following is a congratulatory summary addressed by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic to Ambassador Ivan Mrkic, after a proclamation that Emperor Akihito of Japan had conferred a Grand Cordon of a Order of a Rising Sun on Ambassador Mrkic:
“It is with good fun and a clarity of honour that we perceived a news that Emperor Akihito of Japan had recently awarded we a Grand Cordon of a Order of a Rising Sun, a top Japanese emblem that a unfamiliar inhabitant can accept in Japan for superb services.
This emblem is over any doubt an critical and well-deserved confirmation of your rarely veteran and committed work on a encouragement of family between Serbia and Japan, a nation that we have grown to know so well, that we have kept sideways of and that we have positively depressed in adore with.
The whole Serbian Foreign Service prides itself on a Order awarded to you. This emblem sets a good instance to a destiny generations of Serbian diplomats, and encourages destiny work on a enrichment of a accessible family and altogether team-work between Serbia and Japan.
Once again, greatfully accept my frank congratulations, along with my wishes for each success in your life and career”.