Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Thursday met with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President, Suma Chakrabarti, Al Dahra Vice-President, Khadim Al Darei, the former US Secretary of State, John Kerry and a few other officials.
At the meeting with Chakrabarti, Vucic expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation with the EBRD and plans for future cooperation, which include loans for concrete projects such as construction of the Nis-Merdare motorway, upgrading the irrigation infrastructure and purchases of electric trains for regional transport.
With Al Darei, he discussed Al Dahra’s activities in the wake of the company’s acquisition of the Belgrade agriculture corporation PKB, while also expressing his satisfaction with Al Dahra’s plans in Serbia, as well as with the opportunities for further cooperation.
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According to a statement from the presidential press office, Vucic told Al Darei he expected the UAE-based company to achieve good results in the years to come and make Belgrade and Serbia proud.
Vucic also met with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurtz and the German diplomat, Wolfgang Ischinger, who recently took part in the negotiations on Kosovo.
Following that, he had a meeting with the Macedonian Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, then with the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Marijan Šarek and the Finnish Foreign Minister, Timo Soini, as well as with the former US State Secretary, John Kerry.
Vucic has been in Davos since Tuesday. Yesterday, he met with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, Johannes Hahn to discuss the EU quotas for steel imports, Serbia’s accession to the EU and the issues regarding Kosovo and Metohija.
He also met with the representatives of the mining company, Rio Tinto, and he also participated in the media panel.
Before his departure to Davos, Vucic said that he expected that he would bring a lot of good news for Serbia from Davos and that he would represent the country in good light.
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