28.05.2021. - 11:35
Meeting with the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, Ann Linde, to discuss priorities for cooperation with the OSCE, Serbia's European path, rule of law reforms and strengthening bilateral and economic cooperation with Sweden.
President Vučić emphasised Serbia's outstanding cooperation with the OSCE and added that our country especially appreciates the Mission's support in the comprehensive reform process in Serbia, including expertise in programme areas such as democratisation and media, rule of law, strengthening human and minority rights, promoting tolerance and non-discrimination.
The interlocutors agreed that the OSCE role is very important for regional security and that Serbia, following the principles of this organisation, remains determined to make a full contribution to regional stability.
"Preserving stability in the region and orientation towards more intensive cooperation in all areas is of key interest for Serbia," said President Vučić, adding that work on further improvement of regional connections is a fundamental starting point of Serbia's foreign policy.
Speaking about Serbia's European path, President Vučić expressed gratitude for the support that Sweden provides to our country, with a special emphasis on the readiness to transfer its experiences in the process of joining the EU. The President underlined that Serbia is ready to speed up the accession process and that is why it has accepted the new negotiation methodology.
In the previous period, Serbia has achieved notable results in the area of the rule of law, especially in the fight against corruption and the independence of the judiciary, but also in terms of gender equality, freedom of the media, domestic violence and all types of discrimination.
Talking about the relations between the two countries, President Vučić and Minister Linde especially pointed out the potentials in the field of intensifying economic relations, which includes an additional increase in trade, as well as a larger inflow of Swedish investments into our country.
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25th May 2021