European Council President arrives to Serbia

Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic has met with the European Council President, Donald Tusk in Belgrade on Wednesday to discuss EU-Serbia relations, EU integration, regional cooperation and investments.

Upon arriving in the Serbian capital earlier in the afternoon, Tusk was welcomed at the Nikola Tesla Airport by Serbian First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic.

At a meeting with Vucic, Donald Tusk said that Moscow, Washington, Ankara and Brussels would not decide on the future of Serbia, as Serbia is the only one which can do that.

“The European Union does not impose anything on anyone and it is time to work on a future in which Serbia will find its place as an integral part of a united Europe”, Tusk added.

“The EU is ready and it wants to remain the most trustworthy partner of Serbia and the entire Western Balkans region,” Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, told reporters after talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade.

“At our summit in Sofia we will reaffirm that readiness to work on EU integration,” Tusk said, speaking Serbian.

The European Council headed by Tusk groups the EU’s 28 national governments.

Serbia and Montenegro are the frontrunners for EU membership and the EU’s executive Commission has set a tentative target accession date of 2025.

 “Together we can achieve prosperity, democracy, security, respect and preservation of national identity”, Tusk said.

(Danas, Reuters, 25.04.2018)


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