At a meeting, Serbian President and a delegation from the Italian Senate agreed that the two countries have made a great progress in fighting corruption and organized crime through joint projects.
The Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic met up with the members of the Italian Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee of which senators Paolo Corsini and Vito Petrocelli are members.
On the occasion, President Vucic said that the Italian and Serbian parliaments had an important role in bringing the two countries closer together, and that the two countries had been fostering a good political and economic cooperation. Italy is also the biggest external trade partner of Serbia and there are numerous Italian companies that have invested in Serbia.
The two sides also agreed that, thanks to joint projects, a big step forward was made in fighting corruption and organized crime which, in turn, helps Serbia in successfully fulfilling the requirements from Chapter 23 (judiciary and fundamental rights) in the EU accession negotiations.
President Vucic also thanked Italy for its strong support for Serbia’s accession efforts and for its involvement in the Berlin Process which has crucial importance for maintaining peace and fostering overall development of the Western Balkans.
(Vecernje Novosti, 31.10.2017)