Brnabic meets with US Vice President Michael Pence

Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic met with the US Vice President, Michael Pence in Podgorica today on the margins of the US-Adriatic Charter summit.

The two officials agreed that the recent official visit by the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic gave a boost to the cooperation between Serbia and the US, while Brnabic also underlined that having good bilateral relations with the US were one of the priorities of Serbia’s foreign policy.

She also thanked the US Vice President on the support that the American administration has been providing to Serbia on its way to the EU membership.

Speaking at the summit, Ana Brnabic reiterated that Serbia was a military-neutral country, willing to cooperate with all partners and committed to the UN postulates in terms of preserving peace and stability in the region. She also said that Serbia remained committed to have a tighter cooperation with regional countries, rather than isolating itself from them.

Commenting on Croatia’s hiking its import inspection tariffs by 22 times, the Serbian PM said that those measures were very detrimental to Serbian exports to Croatia, as well as the exports of other regional countries, and she conveyed her opinion to the Croatian PM, Andrej Plenkovic who also attended the summit.

“We spoke about this and we are going to talk about it again, this afternoon. It seems that PM Plenkovic did not have all of the relevant information at his disposal. It is important that the Serbian ministries of agriculture and economy continue talking directly with their Croatian counterparts so that we can resolve this issue as soon as possible because the current situation certainly does not contribute to the cooperation and stability that we are talking about”, Brnabic outlined.

Commenting on Serbia’s relations with Kosovo, the PM said that the Serbian government would participate in the internal dialogue.

“Many people have their opinion about this issue. Some have said that they did not want to participate. They are entitled to their opinion, but I think that refusing to participate in the dialogue is a bit irresponsible. It is important that the dialogue has commenced and that Serbian government is participating in it”, Brnabic added.

(Vecernje Novosti, 02.08.2017)


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