Abu Dhabi: Vucic meets with Trump’s advisers

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday that he met with U.S: President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers while in Abu Dhabi last week.

According to Vucic, there is now room to “establish communication with the Trump cabinet, and some kind of cooperation.”

The prime minister made the comment after a journalist asked about his visit to the UAE, and for Vucic’s comment on the criticism that he went there “to watch the latest Formula 1 race.” 

Vucic said that, beside the meeting with Trump’s advisers, he also spoke with the president of Rwanda, the prime minister of Nigeria, “people from the Arab world, and the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai,” and noted, “that is my job.” 

As for the Formula 1 race, the prime minister revealed he had no interest in the sport – but added that had “basketball, boxing, or football” been on – “that would have been a different (story).”

On Friday, Vucic met with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed to “discuss bilateral cooperation, numerous joint projects, and relations in the world and the Western Balkans.”

The two officials “concluded that the two countries cherish sincere friendly relations and want to further improve cooperation in all spheres of social life, especially in the economic field.” 

Vucic “expressed his gratitude to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on the financial support to Serbia, as well as the successful implementation of projects in the field of agriculture, food industry, energy and transport.” 

He “particularly thanked Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on the Belgrade Waterfront project, which significantly contributes to the overall recovery of the construction industry in Serbia, employing our workers, and which will provide great income for Serbian tourism and services.”

(B92, 28.11.2016)


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