VUCIC: MEETING WITH PUTIN ABOUT ECONOMIC, MILITARY AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION
BELGRADE, 23 March 2017 (Beta) - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on March 23 that he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in the next few days. He told reporters in Ruma that he and Putin would primarily discuss economic and military and technical cooperation, but also cultural cooperation, and that he would thank Putin for Russia's support to the territorial sovereignty and state integrity of Serbia. Vucic said that "two or three other ministers" would travel to Moscow with him. Commenting on the announcement of the Mothers of Srebrenica organization, that they would once again sue Serbia and Republika Srpska for genocide, Vucic said it would be better if he said nothing in response to that. "Whatever I reply to mothers who had lost someone, I would put myself in an impossible position, so I better not answer," Vucic stated. He added that it was clear to everyone what the role and position of Serbia on that issue was. "We will always know how to protect the interests of the Serbs, while taking care of the interests of the Bosniaks in Serbia and the Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and we will always give restrained and rational statements," Vucic said.