28.04.2016

Komarudin: Indonesia hoping for Serbia's speedy EU accession

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, who has been on a three-day visit to Indonesia since Tuesday, met in Jakarta on Thursday with Indonesian House of Representatives Speaker Ade Komarudin, who said that he is hoping for Serbia's speedy EU accession.

JAKARTA/BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, who has been on a three-day visit to Indonesia since Tuesday, met in Jakarta on Thursday with Indonesian House of Representatives Speaker Ade Komarudin, who said that he is hoping for Serbia's speedy EU accession.

The foundations of the friendship between the two countries, laid in the era of the Non-Aligned Movement, should be the basis of close and intensive cooperation, Komarudin said.

I hope for your speedy accession to the EU, and that Indonesia can in that way gain another ally it can count on, Komarudin said.

Serbia meets the conditions for full EU membership, but the EU itself is faced by major problems such as the enlargement and the migrant crises, Nikolic said.

For its part, Serbia is conducting reforms very efficiently and stabilising its finances, garnering much praise from European institutions, the IMF and the World Bank, Nikolic said.

We are dedicated to renewing old friendships and the friendship with Indonesia is very significant to us - we will continue to support you bilaterally and internationally, Nikolic underscored.