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03.09.2020. - 23:52

President Vučić on a two-day visit to the United States

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić is staying on a two-day visit to the United States of America, where he met today with the special envoy of the US President Donald Trump, Richard Grenell, and the representatives of Priština.

After the meeting with the representatives of Priština in the White House, President Vučić said that the talks were still going on and that they would continue, but that it remains unknown whether an agreement would be reached. 
 
"We came in good faith to reach an agreement, and we still hope that it is possible to reach that agreement. There are rather good things in it for our economy," said President Vučić, adding that the meeting was attended by everyone from the US Government who deal with finances and that various projects were discussed. 
 
"We discussed infrastructure projects, connecting Belgrade and Priština, what is good for Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, what is good for Albanians, for all of us. We also talked about further lending and investing money through the so-called guarantee schemes that have proved to be excellent in our country in the previous period. We are fighting for Priština to accept the Mini Schengen because that would mean a de facto free flow of goods, people and capital," said President Vučić. He stated that he was satisfied with the readiness of our delegation and that he was grateful to the hosts for being enthusiastic to hear the remarks, even though the meetings were not easy and simple.
 
"If you want to lead the country in such difficult conditions, you have to make difficult decisions, but that is just my job. If a meeting at the highest level happens by any chance, it will mean that we are not dissatisfied," said President Vučić, adding that if the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) opened an office in Belgrade, it would be a strong signal for investors and the credit rating of our country. He also emphasised that it would further elevate the relations between Serbia and the United States.
 
"Let me tell the people in Serbia - there is no such fear that I will sign any document containing a recognition of Kosovo's independence, and I have clearly stated that to our interlocutors," said President Vučić.
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