When Biden met Tito: Senator at a funeral in Yugoslavia

Back in 1979, Joe Biden and Josip Broz Tito met.

At the funeral of the Yugoslav communist, Biden was a member of the delegation of US President Jimmy Carter, led by Averel Harriman, the famous gray eminence of the American Democrats.

There are many stories about Biden at Kardelj’s funeral, and a letter written on the official Senate memorandum is circulating on social networks, in which he thanks Josip Broz Tito for the hospitality he enjoyed as a member of the American delegation at Kardelj’s farewell.

Biden’s letter to Tito was published a year ago by Serbian historian Miodrag Lazic, who works in America, with another interesting remark – that four months after Kardelj’s farewell, Biden even hosted a delegation of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia to visit the United States, and Yugoslav communists were guests. Republicans.

“Dear Mr. President,

I would like to thank you for your hospitality during my recent visit to Yugoslavia, as a member of the American delegation at the ceremony marking the sad death of Edward Kardelj. It was nice of you to receive me and I really enjoyed our exchange of views.

I hope that I will be able to visit your beautiful and interesting country again, in happier circumstances “, wrote Biden, in the role of a US senator.

Biden’s letter to Titus; Photo: Private archive

However, Biden and Tito did not meet again.

Edward Kardelj, one of the creators of self-government, passed away on February 10, 1979. Diplomatic cream gathered at the funeral of “another Bevac”.

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