16.09.2020. - 14:26
Meeting with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met earlier today with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, Sian Macleod, and informed her about the talks in Washington and the course of the dialogue in Brussels, as well as about the next steps towards further development of the country and the region. They also discussed ways to additionally improve the constructive cooperation between Serbia and Great Britain, as well as other vital issues in the field of regional and international policy, with particular emphasis on the further development of bilateral and trade ties between the two countries.
President Vučić reiterated Serbia's commitment to strengthening political dialogue at the highest level, and especially economic cooperation between Serbia and Great Britain. He also expressed confidence that trade exchange between the two countries will increase, since according to all reports and assessments of relevant international financial institutions, Serbia ranks among the leading countries that have managed to provide an exceptional investment climate and legal security for foreign investors.
"Serbia has proved to be a country with a stable financial system, strong economy and serious projects that connect all countries in the region in the best fashion, with a firm focus on improving the quality of life of citizens," said President Vučić, adding that cooperation with Great Britain, especially in the context of increasing the number of investments, is of exceptional importance for Serbia and the entire region of the Western Balkans.
Ambassador Macleod expressed interest in the results of the Washington and Brussels meetings, and for Serbia's initiatives aimed at preserving peace and stability in the region.
She added she was convinced that there is room for increasing British investments in Serbia and bilateral trade cooperation, especially considering that the British government's program (UK Export Finance) - intended to support infrastructure projects in Serbia - doubled and amounts to 4 billion pounds.
President Vučić iterated his commitment to the peace and cooperation policy and expressed his gratitude to the United Kingdom for its support to the development of the Western Balkans through its participation in the Berlin process. The President also acknowledged Great Britain for its support to the accession of Serbia to the EU irrespective of its decision to leave the European Union, and for the support in the continuation of the necessary reforms on our European path.
The two interlocutors agreed that the two countries have many opportunities for improvement of diverse forms of cooperation.
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16th September 2020