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DAILY SURVEY 01.08.2017.
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BELGRADE, 31 July 2017 (Beta) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic talked on July 31 with U.S. Ambassador Kyle Scott about his recent visit to Washington and relations between the two countries, read a statement from the president's office. According to the statement, Vucic and Scott concurred that relations between the two countries were on the rise. The collocutors said that Vucic's visit to the U.S., at the invitation of Vice President Michael Pence, had provided "a significant impetus for the continuation of cooperation and the development of political and economic ties between the two countries." The ambassador said that the U.S. continuously supported Serbia in its efforts to meet EU membership requirements and strengthen the rule of law, modernize its economy and be a pillar of stability in the region. Scott handed President Vucic a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump, in which Trump thanked him for a congratulatory note on the occasion of Independence Day.
On July 31, Vucic also received outgoing Iraqi Ambassador Kasim Asker Hasan Ali, and the two collocutors agreed that the two countries' relations were good with great possibilities for further development, especially as regards economic cooperation. According to a statement from the president's press service, during the farewell meeting Vucic conveyed to the Iraqi ambassador gratitude for cooperation and contribution to the development of Serbian-Iraqi relations, as well as for the support his country was giving to Serbia's sovereignty and integrity. "The Serbian people harbors the deepest and most sincere feelings of friendship toward the Iraqi people," said Vucic and added that Serbia unequivocally supported the sovereignty and integrity of Iraq.


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