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(updated 05/03/2022)

There are no restrictions on entering the Republic of Serbia.

The recommendation to wear masks indoors remains in force, while wearing masks in health facilities is mandatory.

 


Selaković with his Spanish colleague on the situation in the Western Balkans

 

11. May 2022.

Selaković with his Spanish colleague on the situation in the Western Balkans

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, met today in Marrakesh with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain, José Manuel Albares Bueno.

Minister Selaković informed his Spanish colleague about the situation in Serbia and the region, emphasising that peace and stability in the Western Balkans were of vital interest to Serbia. He added that Serbia would remain the strongest pillar of peace and stability in the Balkans.

Minister Selaković also informed his Spanish colleague about the situation in Kosovo and Metohija, including the status of the Belgrade–Priština dialogue.

Minister Selaković used the opportunity to invite the head of Spanish diplomacy to visit Serbia as soon as possible, proposing prior political consultations between their respective ministries.


Serbia is actively involved in combating terrorism, radicalism and extremism

 

11. May 2022.

Selaković: Serbia is actively involved in combating terrorism, radicalism and extremism

Today, in Marrakesh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selaković participated in the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Minister Selaković said that Serbia was committed to the multilateral aspect of the fight against terrorism, adding that he firmly believed the United Nations should be the key forum for international cooperation in this field.

Minister Selaković stated that Serbia was fulfilling all international obligations pertaining to the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions, especially those related to the introduction of arms embargoes, including bans aimed at non-state actors, terrorist organisations and related individuals. He emphasised that Serbia was a signatory to 15 international conventions against terrorism. “By participating in multinational UN and EU peacekeeping missions, Serbia is making a concrete contribution to preserving regional and global security,” Minister Selaković said, paying tribute to a member of the Serbian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Stanojević and his colleagues, who tragically lost their lives on March 29 in the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“Serbia does not diminish the importance of other international forums, which is why it joined the Global Coalition from the very beginning, and selflessly contributes to international efforts to fight ISIS, primarily through various forms of donations in military equipment, ammunition, and training in Iraqi security forces”, Minister Selaković said. He added that as a candidate country for membership in the European Union, Serbia gave its full contribution through active participation in European policies on the fight against terrorism, and had developed a strategic cooperation with EUROPOL.

Minister Selaković noted that Serbian criminal legislation provided instruments to prevent and punish the encouragement, organisation, and participation of its citizens in wars or conflicts in foreign countries. He explained that the Serbian judicial authorities had completed proceedings against 7 persons engaged in foreign battlefields, and that several investigations against persons connected with terrorist activities were underway.

Minister Selaković said that the fight against terrorism, radicalism and extremism was a priority, and that Serbia was actively involved in combating these challenges and threats at the domestic, regional, and international level.


Serbia actively participates in regional and international initiatives for countering all types of terrorism

 

10. May 2022.

Selaković: Serbia actively participates in regional and international initiatives for countering all types of terrorism

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selaković took part in the International Conference on Human Rights, Civil Society and Counter-Terrorism in Malaga today. The Conference was jointly organised by the Government of the Kingdom of Spain and the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism.

Minister Selaković stated that terrorism was the biggest threat to international peace and safety, and stressed that Serbia condemned all types of terrorism. He said that Serbia considered the United Nations a key forum for international cooperation in countering terrorism, noting that Serbia was supporting and actively participating in regional and international organisations for combating all types of terrorism. “It is of utmost importance that response to acts of terrorism, both on the national and on the international level, be based on the rule of law, with full observance of human rights, gender equality, rights of children and victims of terrorism”, said Minister Selaković. He added that it was important to incorporate human rights provisions of international conventions into regulatory and institutional counter-terrorism efforts.

Minister Selaković stated that Serbia was undertaking all necessary measures for implementing relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and Security Council, and making efforts to contribute adequately to the activities of the Counter-Terrorism Committee and discussions of the Human Rights Council on the topic of combating terrorism. “Serbia unambiguously supports the principles contained in the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. We are aware of our obligation to implement all national and international counter-terrorism measures, while observing international law”, he stated.

Minister Selaković expressed Serbia’s belief that, as regards addressing the causes of the spread of terrorism and extremism, it was crucial to resolve continuing conflicts, strengthen the rule of law and human rights, and eliminate ethnic, national and religious discrimination. “With its activities within UNESCO and cooperation with the Alliance of Civilizations, Serbia is trying to contribute to the promotion of dialogue, tolerance and understanding between nations, religions and cultures”, said Minister Selaković. He stated that through its educational programmes and public campaigns, Serbia was making efforts to strengthen inclusive society and achieve full social integration of citizens of various religious and political beliefs.

Minister Selaković stressed that Serbia was a Party to the major UN conventions concerning human rights and international humanitarian law. He concluded his speech by conveying Serbia’s commitment to work actively on improving its national legislative framework for the prevention and countering of terrorism through active cooperation with the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council.


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Serbia actively participates in regional and international initiatives for countering all types of terrorism

 

10. May 2022. Selaković: Serbia actively participates in regional and international initiatives for countering all types of terrorism Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selaković took part in the International Conference on Human Rights, Civil Society and Counter-Terrorism in Malaga today. The Conference was jointly organised by the Government of the Kingdom of Spain and the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism. Minister Selaković stated that terrorism was the biggest threat to international peace and safety, and stressed that Serbia condemned all types of terrorism. He said that Serbia considered the United Nations a key forum for international cooperation in countering terrorism, noting that Serbia was supporting and actively participating in regional and international organisations for combating all types of terrorism. “It is of utmost importance that response to acts of terrorism, both on the national and on the international level, be based on the rule of law, with full observance of human rights, gender equality, rights of children and victims of terrorism”, said Minister Selaković. He added that it was important to incorporate human rights provisions of international conventions into regulatory and institutional counter-terrorism efforts. Minister Selaković stated that Serbia was undertaking all necessary measures for implementing relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and Security Council, and making efforts to contribute adequately to the activities of the Counter-Terrorism Committee and discussions of the Human Rights Council on the topic of combating terrorism. “Serbia unambiguously supports the principles contained in the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. We are aware of our obligation to implement all national and international counter-terrorism measures, while observing international law”, he stated. Minister Selaković expressed Serbia’s belief that, as regards addressing the causes of the spread of terrorism and extremism, it was crucial to resolve continuing conflicts, strengthen the rule of law and human rights, and eliminate ethnic, national and religious discrimination. “With its activities within UNESCO and cooperation with the Alliance of Civilizations, Serbia is trying to contribute to the promotion of dialogue, tolerance and understanding between nations, religions and cultures”, said Minister Selaković. He stated that through its educational programmes and public campaigns, Serbia was making efforts to strengthen inclusive society and achieve full social integration of citizens of various religious and political beliefs. Minister Selaković stressed that Serbia was a Party to the major UN conventions concerning human rights and international humanitarian law. He concluded his speech by conveying Serbia’s commitment to work actively on improving its national legislative framework for the prevention and countering of terrorism through active cooperation with the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council.


Foreign Minister Selaković meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation and the Ambassadors of the EU Member States

02. Mar 2022.

Foreign Minister Selaković meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation and the Ambassadors of the EU Member States

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selaković met today with the Head of the EU Delegation Emanuel Giofre and the Ambassadors of the EU Member States accredited to Serbia.


Minister Selaković informed the ambassadors present about the Conclusion of the National Security Council, which was adopted by the Government of Serbia on February 27 - regarding the situation in Ukraine.

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Selaković and Albares: Extraordinary relations between Serbia and Spain

23 February 2022

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selaković met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain José Manuel Albares Bueno in the framework of the first official visit of President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić to Spain in Madrid today.


Ministers Selaković and Albares stated that the relations between Serbia and Spain were extraordinary, expressing satisfaction with the frequent meetings at the high and the highest levels.


Minister Selaković, who met with Minister Albares recently on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Meeting in Stockholm, invited his Spanish counterpart to visit Belgrade.

 

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Belgrade to get Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution

7 February 2022


 

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic attended today in Geneva the signing of the Agreement on the Establishment of the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Serbia, the first of its kind in the Western Balkans.

The agreement was signed at the headquarters of that forum by Director of the Office for Information Technologies and eGovernment Mihailo Jovanovic and Managing Director and Head of the Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Jeremy Jurgens.
The centre in Serbia will be the 16th in the network of centres of the World Economic Forum in the world and the first in the region of the Western Balkans.
The new centre will start operating on 1 March and will function as a non-profit organisation and a platform for public-private partnership and cooperation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, while the focus of work will be on artificial intelligence and bioengineering.

 

This centre will work within the Serbian government’s Office for Information Technologies and eGovernment and will cooperate with scientific institutes, state institutions and the private sector.
The signing of this document was also attended by founder and Executive Director of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab and President of the World Economic Forum Borge Brende, with whom Brnabic had previously met.

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Opening of cluster 4 important turning point for Serbia

14 December 2021

 

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic stated in Brussels today after the Intergovernmental conference on the accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union (EU) that today is a very important date and a turning point for Serbia.

Brnabic said that in line with the new methodology, Serbia has opened cluster 4 – Green Agenda and Sustainable Connectivity, and within cluster 4, four chapters have been opened.

The Prime Minister underlined that this is a great success on which she wants to congratulate all citizens of Serbia and she thanked President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on the support and understanding he showed.

An important segment of the new methodology is political management of integrations. What we have done in the mandate of the new government is that we manage, together with Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic, the integration process and all reforms, first and foremost in the field of the rule of law, politically in full, and that yielded results, the Prime Minister said.

She said that the opening of the chapters is a huge motivation for further reforms in the field of the rule of law, public administration and the economy.


 

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Gratitude to Spain for its principled support on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija

2 Decembar 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic met today with his Spanish counterpart José Manuel Albares Bueno, on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm.

Minister Selakovic stated that the political dialogue had been intensified in the previous period and that the achieved level of relations should be maintained and enhanced through more frequent meetings at the high and top levels.

Assessing the political relations between the two countries as very good, Selakovic underlined the importance of further promoting the mutually beneficial economic cooperation.

The Head of Serbian diplomacy informed his collocutor about the economic situation in Serbia and macroeconomic indicators which confirmed that in the past two years we were at the very top in Europe in terms of cumulative growth and that we are the absolute leader in the region in attracting foreign investments.

Minister Selakovic stressed that the support provided by Spain in the process of European integration was invaluable for Serbia, emphasizing that EU membership remained a firm strategic commitment of Serbia.

According to the Minister, Serbia was making major reform efforts with an expectation that the results we were achieving, as confirmed by the latest progress report, would be objectively valorized by EU members.

Selakovic took the opportunity to reiterate gratitude to Spain for its consistent and principled support to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia, as well as for the support it provided to us on this issue in international organizations.

The Head of Serbian diplomacy informed his interlocutor in detail about the situation in Kosovo and Metohija and the course of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, while warning that Pristina had for years refused to implement its only commitment and enable the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities. Selakovic also informed his interlocutor about the increase in the number of ethnically motivated attacks on Serbs and their property and constant attempts of Pristina to destabilize the region through unilateral moves.

 


Selaković spoke with Giaufret and EU ambassadors

18. Nov 2021.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, met with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union, Emanuele Giaufret, and the ambassadors of the EU member states accredited in our country.
 

Selaković emphasized that EU membership is an absolute priority of our foreign policy and strategic commitment, conveying that we are fully committed to the reform process and the improvement of all segments of our society.
He assessed that the dynamics of accession negotiations should be in line with our reform efforts, but that it is encouraging that this year's European

Commission report on Serbia's progress has a more positive tone than the previous one, and that, in that sense, we expect that an Intergovernmental Conference will be held by the end of the Slovenian presidency of the EU Council, at which two clusters will be opened.
The Minister said that Serbia maintains an intensive dialogue with EU officials and added that we look very positively at the decision of the Foreign Affairs Council to consider a way to include partners from the Western Balkans in the discussion on foreign and security policy.

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Serbia expects support for opening clusters by end year

12 November 2021


Prime Minister Ana Brnabic stated today in Paris that she expects positive news and support from France for opening one or two clusters at the intergovernmental conference to be held in December.

At the press conference, Brnabic stated that she talked with French President Emanuel Macron about the situation in Serbia, primarily in the context of European integration, i.e., whether we can count on the country's support for opening a cluster at the December intergovernmental conference.

We have two clusters ready for opening, so I expect positive news and support from France for one or both clusters, but certainly significant support, the Prime Minister said.

She pointed out that Macron told her to convey greetings to the President of the Republic, Aleksandar Vucic, and the whole of Serbia, as well as that he remembers his visit to Belgrade with great joy.

Today, I had good talks with the President of Cyprus, but also with the President of Slovenia, with whom I also talked about European integration, i.e., the country's support, which is clear and unambiguous for opening a cluster and further progress of Serbia towards full EU membership, regional relations and regional cooperation, said Brnabic.

She stated that she also talked with EU High Representative Josep Borrell in Paris.

There were interesting and good talks, it seems to me that we have done good things for our country and I expect it to continue today, the Prime Minister concluded.


Source/Photo: www.srbija.gov.rs

 


UNESCO’s role extremely important for preservation of Serbian heritage in Kosovo and Metohija

12 November 2021


Prime Minister Ana Brnabic stated today that severe examples of endangering the Serbian cultural, historical and spiritual heritage in Kosovo and Metohija are proof of the important role of UNESCO in protecting and preserving heritage.

At the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, Brnabic emphasized that four jewels of the Serbian medieval cultural heritage in Kosovo – Visoki Decani, Pec Patriarchate, Gracanica and Bogorodica Ljeviska, have been preserved thanks to the fact that they are inscribed on the endangered world heritage list. Hundreds of other sites and monuments are endangered.

The Serbian heritage in Kosovo and Metohija is of immeasurable importance, not only for the national identity of Serbia, but also as a part of the esteemed European and world heritage, she underlined.

Source/Photo: www.srbija.gov.rs

 


Address of the President of the Republic of Serbia at the United Nations climate change conference COP26 held in Glasgow

2nd November 2021


"Your Excellences,
distinguished delegates,
dear Sarah,

At the very beginning, I feel obliged to thank Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Her Majesty’s Government for exceptional hospitality.

I feel privileged to represent the Republic of Serbia at this important place and at the highest-level world forum, in working on the most important topic of today – promoting climate awareness.

We all agree that we must make investment into climate and environment.

We all, likewise agree, that future generations must be educated in order not to repeat the mistakes we made, by hurting the only Planet that makes life possible.

I am very honoured that the Republic of Serbia is co-chairing this year’s Conference as a Non-EU representative of the Eastern Europe Group.

In concrete terms, we see the special contribution of our expert team in finalising negotiations on the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, which refers to the establishment of the global market and non-market mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as to remaining provisions referring to advanced transparency framework and common timeframes for Nationally Determined Contributions, which are the key provisions of the Agreement that have not yet been covered by the decision that is to be adopted by the Conference, i.e. all member states.

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Continuous communication with EU on further reforms

22 October 2021


Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, together with Minister of European Integration and Chief Negotiator Jadranka Joksimovic, met today with Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Emanuele Giaufret and the ambassadors of the EU Member States.

The topics of the meeting were 2021 EU Enlargement Package and in particular the Report of the European Commission on Serbia for this year, as well as the next steps in the process of accession to the EU.

She underlined that Serbia has continuous communication with the Delegation of the EU and all Member States and that it speaks openly about further reforms, first and foremost in the field of the rule of law.

The Prime Minister assessed that this year’s Report on the progress of Serbia gives an objective evaluation of everything the Serbian government has achieved on speeding up the political and economic reforms, by which one of the strategic priorities has been fulfilled.

According to Brnabic, it is of particular importance that the European Commission has given a clear recommendation that Serbia reached the criteria necessary for opening two clusters of chapters.

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Selaković in UNSC: Dialogue and the implementation of the agreements reached are the only right way to resolve all open issues

15th October 2021

Distinguished President of the Security Council,

Esteemed members of the Security Council,

Distinguished Special Representative,
I would like to thank Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Guterres and Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK Mr. Tanin for the report submitted and for their efforts made towards the implementation of the UNMIK mandate. I would also like to thank the members of the Security Council for the continued attention they have devoted to the issue of Kosovo and Metohija. The Republic of Serbia highly values the activities of the Mission of the United Nations in Kosovo and Metohija and supports it in carrying out its work as efficiently as possible, pursuant to the UN Security Council Resolution 1244, and undiminished in scope, aiming to build and preserve lasting peace, stability and security in the Province.


 

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President Vučić attended ceremony of the beginning of works on the modernization and rehabilitation of the Niš-Brestovac railway

30 October 2021

The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, have attended today the ceremony of the beginning of works on the modernization and rehabilitation of Niš-Brestovac railway at the international Corridor 10 as well as signing of the agreement between the Public Company Koridori Srbije and Consortium STRABAG AG and STRABAG d.o.o. Beograd on the construction of the first phase of the Highway of peace in the section Merošina – Merošina 1.

“In Donje Međurovo the 23km long railway is build and 75 percent of it will be financed by the European Union. It is enormous money for us, great encouragement and respect. This railway and highway are important both for us and Europe. I am very grateful to Mrs Von der Leyen for coming to Niš today and Niš becomes the center of all Balkan corridors, it becomes the Balkan crossroads”, said President Vučić adding that Serbia was entirely committed to the implementation of the agreements signed so far under the auspices of the EU.


 

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Telephone conversation of President Vučić and General Secretary of NATO

26 September 2021

The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, has discussed today by phone with the General Secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg about, as the General Secretary said, worrisome situation in northern Kosovo and Metohija.

President Vučić said that Serbia had not violated either Brussels Agreement or Resolution 1244 by anything, by any single move or in any manner jeopardized peace preservation.

“The complete occupation by armored vehicles of northern Kosovo and Metohija has lasted for seven days and it is conducted by Priština and everyone in the international community “are thunderously silent”, said Serbian President. “However, everyone is worried all of a sudden when they spot Serbian helicopters and airplanes at the territory of central Serbia, because apparently they should not exist, or should not take off until they receive the approval from Kurti or someone from the international community”, says President Vučić.

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Selaković met High Representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations

25 September 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, has met in New York today with the High Representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Miguel Angel Moratinos.

The interlocutors discussed the activities of the initiative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations whose member Serbia has been since 2007. The initiative has 156 members and among them countries and international organizations.

Selaković introduced the High Representative to the situation in the Western Balkans region as well as the positive agenda of Serbia and the “Open Balkan” intiative aimed at the economic growth of the entire region.

The Serbian Foreign Minister informed Moratinos on economic success of Serbia over the past seven years emphasizing that it gave the opportunity to Serbia to help its friends in the region, Africa and Middle East more, in the form of donations of 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine.

 

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Selaković in New York with 28 foreign ministers on economic successes of Serbia and K&M situation

25 September 2021


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, has stated that in New York he introduced foreign ministers of 28 countries to economic success of Serbia but also to the situation in Kosovo and Metohija, which he also discussed with the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, who told him that we could count on the support of the Russian Federation, with regards to Serbian interests in K&M.

Summarizing results of his visit to New York within the session of the UN General Assembly, Minister Selaković says that one of the last meetings was with Minister Lavrov, which was their third meeting in the previous nine months.

The Serbian Foreign Minister says that he surely used this opportunity, too, to introduce Minister Lavrov to the latest events in northern Kosovo and Metohija, the situation of the dialog between Belgrade and Priština and very clear and unambiguous attitude of President Aleksandar Vučić regarding the continuation of the dialog and subsequent events in K&M.

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Prime Minister Brnabic at Global COVID-19 summit organised by White House

22 September 2021


Prime Minister Ana Brnabic participated today at the Global COVID-19 summit, organised by the White House, which was opened by US President Joseph Biden.

The video messages are attended by a large number of world leaders and officials of international organizations, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, British and Canadian Prime Ministers, Boris Johnson and Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and many others.

In the message, the Prime Minister pointed out that Serbia was among the first European countries to procure a covid vaccine, and that she was the first European Prime Minister to receive the vaccine.

Thanks to years of investment in digitalisation and development of eGovernment, we have managed to organise a complicated and complex vaccination process very efficiently and in a way that it is focused on citizens, she explained.

 

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Marking the Remembrance Day of all Serbs who died and were expelled in the armed operation "Storm"

5 August 2021

 


The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, attended the celebration of the Remembrance Day of all the victims and expelled Serbs in the armed operation "Storm" and said that Serbia remembers!

"Today, when we remind ourselves again of what happened in August 1995, the terrible pogrom, the expulsion of more than 250,000 Serbs, the exodus and ethnic cleansing, we, at the same time, and finally, remind ourselves of who we are, what we are, where we come from and where we are going. Thank you all for being here together tonight and for showing how much we love our people", said President Vučić, adding that we will not forget any of the things that the Krajina people had to go through.

"For us, these are not just terrible numbers of victims", said President Vučić and emphasized that Serbia will not forget.

"History has never been rewritten like today. That is why I want to remind us all not only of what others have done to us, not wanting us to exist, but also of what we have done to ourselves, just as if we ourselves did not want to exist", said the President, noting that we must never again allow Serbia to forget its silent heroes.

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President Vučić: We have decided – our goal is the EU, but China is an important partner

22 July 2021

We have decided – our goal was and remains the EU, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said in an interview with the German daily "Handelsblatt", adding that there is no alternative for Serbia, but also stressing that China is an important partner for Serbia, and that the task of the state is to take care about the interests of its citizens.

He thus answered the question of what Serbia will choose once it has to choose between close relations with Beijing or the EU. Vučić emphasized that Serbia wants to become a full member of the EU.

"We are connected by history, common culture, EU members are already undoubtedly our most important partners", he explained and added that the trade exchange between Germany and China is 3,000 times higher than between Serbia and China, and, as he noted, even despite that, Serbia's business operations with China are portrayed as a problem.


 


Serbia has achieved great success in the field of digitalization

20 July 2021


The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, stated at a gathering dedicated to digitalization and the IT sector, which was held in New York, that since she became Prime Minister, she is most proud of Serbia's success in the field of digitalization.

Brnabić, who is on a two-day visit to the United States, said that when she was elected Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government in August 2016, she wanted to do everything to change the public administration and what bothered her as a citizen.

She stated that, when she took office as Prime Minister, she knew what her priorities were and that first of all, digitalization needed to be raised to a higher level, that the education reform was supposed to begin, as well as work on strengthening the economy.

 

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Congratulations of Minister Selaković to the new head of Spanish diplomacy

12. July 2021.

 


The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, sent congratulations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, José Manuel Albares Bueno, on the occasion of his appointment to that position.

The congratulatory message pointed out that traditionally close and friendly relations between Serbia and Spain represent a solid basis for intensifying overall relations, but also that the joint commitment of ministers, based on trust and mutual respect, will continue to deepen sincere friendship for the benefit and interests of both states and peoples.

"We highly appreciate your support in preserving the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia. Allow me to emphasize that our country is firmly committed to supporting the territorial integrity of Spain", the congratulatory message reads, adding that Serbia highly appreciates Spain's support in the European integration process, as well as its willingness to share experiences from this process with us.

"With sincere wishes for the further progress of your country and the well-being of its people, and in the belief that in the coming period we will have the opportunity to personally meet and exchange views on all issues of mutual interest, please receive, Your Excellency, expressions of my special respect", the congratulatory message of the head of Serbian diplomacy concludes.

 


President Vučić participates in the Mini Schengen conference

29th June 2021


President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić participated today via a video link in the conference "Mini Schengen" with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, Edi Rama, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev. The officials discussed further steps in regional cooperation, as a process vital to the progress of the Western Balkans and the European path as a whole.

The interlocutors agreed that the countries of the Western Balkans need membership in the European Union, but also that the European Union needs the Western Balkans just as much since the region is surrounded by EU borders and the countries aspiring to membership share common European values.

The President of Serbia and the Prime Ministers of Albania and North Macedonia have expressed the wish that the four European freedoms - the movement of people, goods, services and capital, begin to be implemented as soon as possible throughout the region, and that in this context they will provide full support to the regional common market at the Berlin Process Summit to be held on the 5th July.



 

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Address by the President of the Republic of Serbia at the session of the United Nations Security Council

09. June 2021.


Dear Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, members of the delegations

I would point to a few ongoing issues in my speech that refer to the competences of the Mechanism, namely, the possibility of serving the sentences passed by the ICTY and Mechanism in the Republic of Serbia, with the current practice of disabling early release of the sentenced persons as well as obligation of the Mechanism regarding protection of sentenced persons.

The second part of the speech will be dedicated to issues that are opened by the six –month Report on the work of the Mechanism by Mechanism President Mr. Agius and Report by the Chief Prosecutor Mr. Serge Brammertz, especially regarding current cooperation of the Republic of Serbia and the Mechanism.

The third part of my speech, and I noticed that in many of your statements even today, is going to be the view of Serbia on everything that took place in The Hague Tribunal and what the Tribunal verdicts brought to people in the region of former Yugoslavia.

The Republic of Serbia has initiated before the Security Council, on several occasions, the issue of possibility of serving sentences passed by the ICTY and Mechanism in the Republic of Serbia. Beside the efforts to move this issue from “square one”, not a single response was obtained from the Security Council. The majority of persons that are serving their prison sentences are citizens of the Republic of Serbia, and it comes naturally that the Republic of Serbia is interested in enabling them to serve their prison sentences in the Republic of Serbia.

ICTY and the Mechanism are making references to the Security Council as an institution in charge of dealing with this issue.

I am ready to reiterate here the readiness of the Republic of Serbia to take over obligations and liability for executing prison sentences that the Tribunal or Mechanism passed on the citizens of the Republic of Serbia, under the monitoring of the Mechanism and full respect for the authority of the Mechanism regarding early release.

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Minister Selaković presented the new e-Consulate service

20 May 2021

A new service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "e-Consulate" was presented in Belgrade today, intended for foreign citizens who apply for a visa and aspire to come to Serbia to work.

On that occasion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic said that this service was one of the indicators of good development of our country, which, as he pointed out, was becoming a magnet for serious foreign companies, which brought a large number of workers from other countries to work in Serbia.

"Not to be pretentious, but completely realistic, this service represents a turning point in the functioning of our system. E-Consulate and digitalization of the procedure for issuing work visas for foreign citizens who want to work in Serbia, is the first electronic service offered by the Foreign Ministry, and I can promise you that this is indeed our first, but by no means the last e-service", Selakovic emphasized.

The Head of Serbian diplomacy pointed out that "e-Consulate" reflected the modernization of an extremely important segment of the activities of diplomatic and consular missions of Serbia, and that we were actually talking about something that was essential for the further development processes of our country.

 

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Vucic: We consider Europe our home

8 May 2021

President Vucic said tonight that the visionary idea of Robert Schuman brought a true victory of the new trust after the Second World War and faith in the unification of differences in peace and solidarity, with the message that Serbia has that faith, as well as hope that it will become a country that will be gladly regarded in the European family of nations.
Congratulating everyone in Serbia and the EU on Europe Day, Vucic reminded that 9 May was also the day when the great victory of freedom is celebrated, which was won with huge sacrifices.

"While the horrors of war were still fresh in memory and Europe was healing the wounds of World War II, it also had people like Robert Schuman who understood that future can only be created based on the reconciliation of nations and their unity", Vucic said at the reception on the occasion of Europe Day.

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Selakovic congratulates Josep Borrell on Europe Day

8 May 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic extended a congratulatory message on the occasion of 9 May, Europe Day, to High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, expressing confidence that the idea of uniting in diversity, in peace and solidarity, would continue to be the guiding idea of the European Union. 

"I am deeply convinced that the Republic of Serbia, through a policy of peace and good-neighbourly cooperation, can contribute to the European Union becoming an even better place to live, with the sincere belief that our achievements on the path to membership in the European family of nations will be adequately valued", reads the congratulatory message by Minister Selakovic, adding that the European perspective gave a strong impetus for our country to comprehensively implement political, economic and social reforms with the aim of becoming a full member of the European Union in the foreseeable future.

 

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Selakovic: Perfect bilateral relations between Serbia and Spain

4 May 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic met today, as part of his official visit to the Kingdom of Spain, with Minister of Foreign Affairs of that country, Arancha González Laya.

On that occasion, the Head of Serbian diplomacy said that the bilateral relations between the two countries were perfect and pointed out that Serbia was grateful to Spain for its support in preserving its territorial integrity and on the path towards the EU.

"We would like to have more visits and our excellent political relations translated to the economic field", Minister Selakovic said in Madrid, emphasizing that Spain's support in international forums and organizations would remain in the hearts of Serbian citizens as a strong and principled one.

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Developing cooperation with countries of Latin America and the Caribbean

4 May 2021

 

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic met today in Madrid, as part of his official visit to the Kingdom of Spain, with Secretary-General of the Ibero-American Conference (SEGIB) Rebeca Grynspan.

On that occasion, the Head of Serbian diplomacy said that our country wished to preserve and further promote the traditionally good relations with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, based on mutual friendship and strong historical ties.

The Minister emphasized that Serbia was interested in gaining the status of an associate observer in the Ibero-American Conference because that would create an additional platform for the development of cooperation with Latin American and Caribbean countries and contribute to better connectivity and strengthening of cooperation in the fields of education, science, technology and art. He assessed that the meeting held today was a new page in Serbia's relations with SEGIB and the member countries of this organization.

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Selakovic and Pololikashvili on promoting the tourist offer of Serbia within the mechanisms of the World Tourism Organization

4 May 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic met today in Madrid with Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili, with whom he discussed ways and modalities for promoting the tourist offer of Serbia and the region within projects and mechanisms available to the World Tourism Organization.

Minister Selakovic said that Serbia attached great importance to cooperation with the UNWTO, that it would work on the further promotion of that cooperation and strive to be even more active in the programmes and projects of the Organization.

Pointing out that our country was very active in numerous bodies within the World Tourism Organization in the previous ten years, the Minister pointed out that the Serbian Government saw the tourism sector as one of the key drivers of development of both Serbia and the entire region.

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Minister Selakovic in the Congress of Deputies of Spain

4 May 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic started his official visit to Spain with meetings at the Congress of Deputies, where he met with President of the Congress Meritxell Batet, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Pau Marí-Klose and Chair of the Joint Committee for the EU Susana Sumelzo Jordán.

Minister Selakovic stated that the bilateral relations between Serbia and Spain were excellent and friendly, without open issues, and that they were characterized by mutual support on issues of vital national interest for both countries.

Selakovic pointed out that the bilateral political cooperation was significantly better than the economic one, and that Serbia wished to intensify economic relations with Spain, given that there was significant room and potential for that.

In the talks with Spanish parliamentarians, Minister Selakovic called on Spanish investors to strengthen their presence on the Serbian market, emphasizing that our country was the leader in the region in attracting foreign direct investments.

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President Vučić met via video link with representatives of the IMF delegation

21 April

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić talked today via a video link with the representatives of the delegation of the International Monetary Fund led by the Head of the Mission, Jan Kees Martijn. The interlocutors concluded that Serbia's main goal remains to preserve the hard-earned reputation of a fiscally secure country, as well as to continue with a responsible fiscal policy so that public debt does not exceed 60 per cent of GDP, whereby Serbia continues to work on further economic growth.

During the conversation, President Vučić and Jan Kees Martijn especially referred to the incentive measures and adopted three packages of measures to help the economy and citizens, which preserved macroeconomic stability and even achieved a higher employment rate. Martijn commended the responsible economic policy of Serbia and the successful crisis management during the pandemic.

 

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Meeting with the World Health Organization Regional Director for Europe

20 April 2021

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Regional Director of the World Health Organisation for Europe Hans Kluge, to discuss cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as cooperation in improving health care in our country and other joint activities.

President Vučić thanked Dr Kluge for his personal engagement and support during the current pandemic, especially for technical assistance and expertise. On this occasion, he informed the WHO official about the results of immunisation in Serbia and plans on how to provide the vaccine to all citizens who want to get it.

Dr Kluge congratulated President Vučić on his leadership and personal commitment to provide vaccines. He emphasised that Serbia, with its good immunisation strategy, ranked among the global leaders, thus becoming an example of humanity and solidarity by enabling vaccination of elderly people in rural areas, foreign citizens and donating vaccines to other countries.

"Serbia has accepted the vaccine as a life-saving product and has not looked at it geopolitically", said Dr Kluge.
 
The two interlocutors agreed that the world should increase production capacities for vaccines, as well as develop new adequate therapies for the fight against COVID-19, and, in this regard, work on increasing the level of citizens' trust in science.

President Vučić informed Dr Kluge about the plans for improving the work of the Institute for Virology, Vaccines and Sera "Torlak".

"We want to make 'Torlak' one of the best vaccine factories in Europe", said President Vučić.

Source: www.predsednik.rs
Photo: www.predsednik.rs


 


WHO describes immunisation process in Serbia as impressive

19 April 2021

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic talked today with World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge about the epidemiological situation and the course of immunisation of citizens in Serbia.

Brnabic expressed gratitude for the cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, technical assistance and expertise, emphasising that the support of this organisation is very important for our country.

She informed the WHO Regional Director for Europe about the course of immunisation of citizens in Serbia, expressing her belief that, thanks to the large number of vaccinated people, we will be able to create collective immunity and return to normal life.

Kluge assessed the immunisation process in Serbia as impressive, and added that Serbia has made a good decision to offer citizens all available vaccines used in the fight against coronavirus.

Expressing concern over the emergence of new strains of the virus, he stressed the need to speed up the immunisation process and show mutual solidarity.

The WHO Regional Director for Europe praised Serbia for the humanity it has shown by donating vaccines to the countries of the region and enabling vaccination for those who do not have a sufficient number of vaccines for their citizens.

The Prime Minister said that Serbia will continue to cooperate with the countries of the region and help in accordance with its capabilities.

When it comes to the project "Roadmap for Health in the Western Balkans 2021-2025", it was stated that, if epidemiological conditions allow, a regional meeting will be held in Belgrade at the end of the year, important for future improvement of cooperation between countries in the field of health challenges.

Source: www.srbija.gov.rs
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Selakovic: Pristina persists in its campaign of hatred against the Serbian people

13 April 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic stated today that Pristina further persisted in its campaign of hatred against the Serbian people, which was most drastically seen in the unfounded accusations of mass rapes and genocide.

At the UN Security Council meeting discussing the Report of the UN Secretary-General on the work of UNMIK, Selakovic emphasized that the efforts of the provisional institutions in Kosovo and Metohija to create a narrative about mass rapes of Albanian women were obvious, and that propaganda methods and lies were used for that purpose.

"It is clear that there were victims on all sides in the conflict, as well as that our side has evidence of numerous Serb victims. But the precondition for ensuring the protection of rights that belong to each individual victim is a rational and well-argued approach", Selakovic said responding to the slander of the Pristina representative.

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Selakovic: Political extremism of Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija is becoming stronger

13 April 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic warned, at the United Nations Security Council meeting, that the political extremism among Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija was not decreasing, but on the contrary, was becoming stronger.

At the meeting discussing the Report of the UN Secretary-General on the work of UNMIK, Minister Selakovic recalled that the obligation to form the Community of Serb Municipalities  remained unfulfilled for 2,917 days now and that, in fact, 19 April marked eight full years since the agreement was reached in Brussels, while Pristina still refused to follow up on its commitment and enable the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities. 

The Minister reminded that the current Prime Minister of the provisional institutions of self-government in Pristina repeatedly threatened to unite the self-proclaimed Kosovo and Albania, and that he also stated that the dialogue with Belgrade was low on the list of his priorities.

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Marking the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the NATO aggression

24 March 2021

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic made a statement on the occasion of marking the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the NATO aggression.

"Your Holiness, distinguished Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, distinguished Speakers of the National Assemblies of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, distinguished Prime Ministers of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, distinguished Ministers of both Governments, dear guests and friends, representatives of the Serbian People from Montenegro, North Macedonia, Croatia, thank you for the fact that we are all together tonight and that the Serbian spirit is unbreakable and invincible.

One child a day and a little more than that. That is the most difficult, sickening and painful number of the NATO aggression from 1999. Killed, stopped, guilty of nothing, having committed no sin, without the right to defence, without the right to justice and without the right to life.

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Commemorating Remembrance Day of 17 March 2004 - Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic participated today in the commemoration of the Remembrance Day of 17 March 2004 - Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija. He said that exactly 17 years ago, a pogrom took place in Kosovo and Metohija, and that pogrom surpassed all other crimes.

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest, these words of Elie Wiesel, a camp survivor and Nobel laureate, make it forever incumbent upon us not to remain silent against crime, regardless of who and for what reason committed it", President Vucic stated and added that we remembered and learned every lesson in which we were losers, each one in which we were silent to our own victims, and each one when we were ready to forget.   

 

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Meeting with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union

17 March 2021

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union, Ambassador Sam Fabrizi, to discuss the continuation of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges in the mass vaccination process.

President Vučić thanked the EU for its support to Serbia in the conditions of the pandemic and expressed hope that the first contingents of vaccines from the COVAX program will arrive soon.

"Serbia was among the first to join this programme, thus proving again to be a reliable partner of the European Union," said President Vučić and stressed that our country has taken a serious and responsible approach to fighting the pandemic, as evidenced by comprehensive measures adopted by the Serbian Government to preserve the health and lives of people, both citizens of Serbia and its surrounding.



 

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Selakovic: Fight against all forms of crime is a priority of the Serbian Government

8 March 2021

Selakovic: Fight against all forms of crime is a priority of the Serbian Government

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selakovic said today that the fight against all forms of crime was a top priority of the Serbian Government and an integral part of the EU accession process.

"It is also our moral duty, in order to leave a better world for the generations to come", Selakovic said participating via video-link at the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in Kyoto.    

Minister Selakovic emphasized that Serbia, in its Second Serious and Organized Crime Threat Assessment from 2019, identified as its goal to eliminate cybercrime, human trafficking, terrorism and irregular migration.

The Serbian Foreign Minister pointed out that our country had established in a timely manner a normative and institutional framework that regulates prevention of abuse in this area, as well as that the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Cybercrime, a special court department and a special police unit were established. 

 

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Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana elected as the new Patriarch of Serbia

18 February 2021

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected His Eminence Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, PhD, as the new Serbian Patriarch, in its convocation in Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade on 18 February 2021.

Immediately after the election a thanksgiving service was officiated and Many Years was chanted to the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Porfirije. Bells at Saint Sava Cathedral in the Vracar district of Belgrade rang a few minutes before 4:00 pm indicating that the 46th Patriarch of Serbia was elected.

 

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President Vucic: Serbia is ready for dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija, but will refuse being humiliated

7 February 2021

President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Serbian Army Aleksandar Vucic attended a demonstration of capabilities of one part of Serbian Army units in the "Rastko Nemanjić" barracks in Pancevo. On this occasion, President Vucic stated that Serbia was ready to continue the EU-facilitated dialogue with Pristina at any point, while respecting also the position of the United States as well as the positions of Russia and China.   

The President said that he would rather put his "head on the chopping block" than sign any document with a recognition and reminded that he had already once refused to do so in Washington, where there were two versions of the agreement.

He stated that he immediately had his delegation leave the meeting, that he told the U.S. delegation that Serbia would not sign such an agreement, while conveying that Serbia would always endeavour to hold peaceful talks in order to preserve peace, but that it would not take any humiliation.

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Meeting with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia

4th February 2021

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met earlier today with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, to discuss Serbia's European path, continuation fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, implementation of political and economic reforms, with particular emphasis on the rule of law and plans for new EU investments in our country.

President Vučić thanked the EU for its support to Serbia in structural reforms and economic measures and the EU investments in our country. The President especially expressed hope that the first contingents of vaccines from the COVAX programme promoted by the European Union will arrive soon.

"Serbia was among the first to join this programme, thus showing once again that it is a serious and reliable partner of the European Union. I am convinced that together, with solidarity and mutual understanding, we will manage to get out of this crisis and continue working to recover the economy," said President Vučić, adding that the EU is the most important foreign trade and investment partner of our country since two-thirds of our trade and investments are related to EU countries.


 

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Minister Selakovic in talks with the Spanish Ambassador

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic met today with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Serbia Raúl Bartolomé Molina.

Minister Selakovic assessed that the relations between Serbia and Spain were very good and friendly and without open issues. He stated that they were characterized by cooperation in all fields, regular political dialogue as well as mutual support on the most important issues.

"I am certain that the successful and constructive cooperation between Serbia and Spain, and our close and friendly relations, will strengthen even further in the future", the Head of Serbian diplomacy said and added that high- and top-level visits would contribute to this end. He expressed an expectation that Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya would visit Serbia this year, as she announced in their recent telephone conversation.

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Minister Selakovic speaks for Politika: The year of rejuvenation of Serbian diplomacy

26.01.2021.

Serbia's foreign policy positions are naturally being adjusted to the new developments at the international level, but our foreign policy priorities have not changed in a long time. Our top and most important interest is to preserve good-neighbourly relations and stability and peace in the region and, in the same context, to find a peaceful and just solution to the problems in Kosovo and Metohija, Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic said in an interview with Politika daily.

Another lasting interest of ours is full membership of the European Union, because this is the type of society we strive for. At the bilateral level, our goal is to strengthen ties with traditional friends, the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, but also to build new partner relations with the United States. One of the most important tasks of our foreign policy is to improve the position and protect the rights and identity of our people in the region, as well as to provide various types of support to Serbs in the diaspora. All these are very important and more often than not complementary goals, Nikola Selakovic pointed out.

 

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President Vucic: Serbia is the first in Europe in terms of growth

12.01.2021.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic pointed out that Serbia is the first in Europe in terms of economic growth, which will be officially confirmed at the end of March, and that this was possible owing to the reform measures taken since 2014 and the rapid opening of the country after the first wave of corona virus.

The President pointed out that Serbia had a growth of 5.2 percent in the first quarter, while the Eurozone was at minus 3.2 percent, in the second quarter Serbia had a growth of minus 6.3 percent, while the Eurozone was at minus 14.7 percent, and in the third quarter, when the Eurozone was at minus 4.3 percent, Serbia's figure was only minus 1.4 percent.
Vucic stated that Montenegro, for example, recorded as much as 26 percent minus in the third quarter.

Furthermore, the President emphasized that hospitals were built and renovated in our country, and that two hospitals were built from the ground up in just four months.

He said that the state made significant efforts to procure respirators, masks, gloves, protective suits, medicines, everything that was needed, and pointed out that work was being done on 10 general hospitals throughout Serbia, adding that all these were major achievements that were only possible owing to the success of the 2014 reforms, the enactment of the Labor Law, which yielded excellent results, and also through fiscal consolidation measures.

 

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Every Serb in the diaspora is potentially a lobbyist

03.01.2021.

Our compatriots living abroad are one of the great potentials that the state has not recognized in the right way so far, which is why a different approach is needed to the issue of how to strengthen our diaspora and use the good will of people who are potential lobbyists for the interests of Serbia and the Serbian people, Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic said.

"When it comes to Serbs in the diaspora, and especially in the region, this issue has been a kind of an unattended crop which requires a lot of work, and even when a lot is done at once this is not apparent immediately ", Minister Selakovic stated in an interview with Tanjug.

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Minister Selakovic: New ambassadors will be appointed this year, but the goals remain the same

02.01.2021.

This year, Serbia could finally have Ambassadors and Consuls General appointed to about a third of the currently vacant positions in the country's diplomatic and consular missions in the world, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic is convinced that most of these positions will be filled, as he points out, by the best possible people.

"In the next year, I am convinced that the majority of these vacancies will be filled", Selakovic told Tanjug, emphasizing that the work is being done gradually, because the state wants to show that is has a quality staff who will represent Serbia's interests in the best possible way.

 

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President Vucic: Serbia to remain on the course of a winning policy of stability

29 December 2020

 

Preservation of peace, taking care of the health and better living standard are key for Serbia in 2021, underlined President of the Republic Aleksandar Vucic, convinced that even though the completion of this ambitious and by no means easy task will be anything but straightforward, best results can be achieved by working in concert with the Government, while ensuring security and a future of certainty for the citizens.

The President said that Serbia has set for itself great and ambitious goals for the next year, notwithstanding the complex international and regional circumstances, and that it will endeavour to fully preserve peace and stability in the region and the country, while safeguarding the vital national and state interests.

 

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Serbian Prime Minister the first PM in Europe to receive a Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabic received today the first vaccine against the coronavirus made by Pfizer company, at the Torlak Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Sera.

Brnabic, who is the first European Prime Minister to receive the vaccine, pointed out that this day may be the first since 6 March that we have a reason for a smile on our faces as it marks the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic in Serbia, but also in Europe and the world.

As Prime Minister and as someone who leads the COVID-19 Crisis Response Team, I felt obliged to be the first to receive the vaccine, to show that we believe in it, as well as in our institutions - the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of Serbia and experts who worked round the clock to test the vaccine, she said.

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Brnabic and Borrell: Political and economic aspects of negotiations

The Serbian government stated that at a meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council between Serbia and the EU held today, the overall progress achieved in Serbia's accession negotiations so far was commended, as well as the adoption of an improved enlargement methodology that should accelerate Serbia's EU accession process. The participants in the meeting exchanged opinions on the current political and socio-economic situation in Serbia, and above all on the further dynamics of negotiations on EU accession, cooperation within the Common Foreign and Security Policy, as well as regional cooperation in the Western Balkans.

 

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Minister Selakovic: Full EU membership remains a priority of the new Government

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic had talks today via video link with Head of EU Delegation in Serbia Sem Fabrizi and Ambassadors of the EU Member States. On this occasion, the Serbian Foreign Minister emphasized that full membership of the EU remained one of the key foreign policy priorities of the Serbian Government, and that the European integration process was a strategic goal also aimed at promoting the quality of the society.

 

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J. Joksimović and Roth on Serbia’s negotiations and new methodology

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held a video meeting today with Michael Roth, the Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office. They have discussed the current epidemiological situation in the two countries and the EU, as well as Serbia’s European integration process. Joksimović and Roth have also talked about the issues related to the EU’s internal situation, particularly regarding the new seven-year budget, the place and the future of the enlargement policy and the Western Balkans, notably about all aspects of Serbia’s accession process, challenges and expectations from the new methodology, which should bring a faster negotiation process that would be better monitored and directed under stronger political steering.

 

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STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

On the occasion of 10 December, the international Human Rights Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia reaffirms its commitment to the principles and values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on this day in 1948.

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SERBIA - Emerging tech development hub

In order to promote the Republic of Serbia as a favorable destination for business and investment in research and development and new technologies, the Government of the Republic of Serbia prepared a brochure titled "SERBIA - Emerging tech development hub" which is downloadable at: https://innovations.serbiacreates.rs/.


President meets the ambassadors of the EU member states accredited to Serbia and the head of the European Union Delegation

The President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today the ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Serbia and the Head of the EU Delegation Sem Fabrizi in the Palace of Serbia, to talk to them about topics such as dynamics of the accession negotiations between Serbia and EU, stability in the region, regional projects, as well as the Economic and Investment Plan presented by the European Commission together with the Enlargement package.

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