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DACIC, KAZAKHSTANI AMBASSADOR ON IMPROVING COOPERATION

BELGRADE, 8 August 2017 (Beta) - Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic and the ambassador of Kazakhstan, Nurbah Rustemov, concurred on Aug. 8 in Belgrade that there was readiness to enhance and strengthen the existing cooperation between the two countries in all areas, especially economy and agriculture. The Serbian foreign minister and the ambassador, accredited to Serbia on a non-residential basis and based in Budapest, said that the relations were friendly and that there were no open issues between the two countries, the Ministry said in a statement. The two collocutors also agreed on plans for political contact between senior officials of Serbia and Kazakhstan until the end of 2017, reads the statement. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Aug. 8 handed Ambassador Rustemov the Order of the Serbian Flag, Second Class. Vucic's predecessor, Tomislav Nikolic, earlier gave a medal to Rustemov for his contribution to "developing and strengthening peaceable cooperation and friendly relations" between the two countries.

DACIC SENDS CONDOLENCES TO CHINA FOR VICTIMS OF SICHUAN PROVINCE EARTHQUAKE

BELGRADE, 8 August 2017 (Beta) - Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic sent on Aug. 8 his condolences to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi for the victims of an earthquake that struck the Chinese Sichuan Province. "I was deeply shocked by the news of the loss of lives and a large number of injured people in the earthquake that struck your country. I am using this opportunity to send you and the friendly people of China my deepest condolences in the name of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and me personally. In these difficult times we sympathize deeply with the families who have lost their loved ones," the telegram said. An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck central China on Aug. 8, where the authorities believe there are over 100 dead and thousands injured, the AFP reported.

VUCIC, QATARI AMBASSADOR ON ECONOMIC COOPERATION

BELGRADE, 8 August 2017 (Beta) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Qatari Ambassador Sheikh Mubarak bin Fahad Al-Thani agreed in Belgrade on Aug. 8 that there were good experiences in economic cooperation between the two countries but that it was still modest with many untapped potentials. The two officials voiced the hope that the coming into force an agreement on economic, commercial and technical cooperation as well as an agreement on the mutual fostering and protection of investments would encourage the development of economic ties, the Presidency said. At the meeting the officials arranged a visit by a delegation of Serbian business representatives to Qatar at the start of September, in an effort to improve cooperation. On Aug. 8 Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic decorated Kazakhstan's Ambassador Nurbah Rustemov with a Serbian Order of the Flag, Second Class. Rustemov was earlier awarded a medal by former president Tomislav Nikolic for his merits in developing and strengthening peaceable cooperation and friendly ties between the two countries. The Kazakhstani ambassador handed Vucic a letter from President Nursultan Nazarbayev in which he thanked him for being present at the opening of the EXPO 2017 world exhibition in Astana and that, among other things, he was sure that the constructive dialogue between the two countries would be deepened in the future for the mutual benefit of the citizens of Serbia and Kazakhstan.

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