Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press service
PDF Print Email
DAILY SURVEY 11.01.2018.
+ larger fontnormal font- Smaller font


BELGRADE, 10 January 2018 (Beta) - Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and the U.S. ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott, concurred on Jan. 10 that Serbia played an important role in promoting greater cooperation and stability in the region, and in finding a path towards normalizing relations between Belgrade and Pristina. Ambassador Scott conveyed personal holiday greetings from U.S. President Donald Trump to Minister Dacic, and greetings from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Serbian Foreign Ministry has stated. Dacic and Scott discussed the lasting friendly relations between Serbia and the U.S., recollecting the fact that 2018 marks 100 years since the order of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson for the Serbian flag to be flown on the White House, as a sign of America's support to their Serbian allies, the statement reads. They also discussed current cooperation between Serbia and the U.S. in a number of fields, in the form of support to Serbia's strategic goal - membership in the EU. Dacic and Scott concurred that the two countries should work together on finding a path to solving the difficult issues from the past in a responsible way, that would simultaneously honor the victims and help the region move forward towards a more harmonious future.


BELGRADE, 10 January 2018 (Beta) - European Union Delegation to Serbia head Sem Fabrizi told Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic that the first half of 2018 was very important for Serbia in terms of important goals that will contribute to its faster-paced accession to the EU. He said Serbia was one of the top contenders in the EU integration process in the region, the Serbian president's office announced. We need a strong Europe and we need those that can make it even stronger, and Serbia is sure to be part of the solution, said Fabrizi. Vucic and Fabrizi also discussed presenting the outline of a new strategy for the EU enlargement process -- a good sign for West Balkan countries. Vucic said Serbia was working busily to meet the European agenda in order to open new chapters in the process of joining the EU. Fabrizi and Vucic agreed that Serbia should invest a more vigorous effort in negotiating Chapters 23 and 24, regarding the judiciary and fundamental rights and justice, freedom and security. Stressing the importance of internal dialog concerning the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, Vucic said it was exceptionally important to hear every opinion in the aim of an open exchange of positions. He reiterated that Serbia would continue to conduct a responsible policy in order to make a significant contribution to regional cooperation and stability.


BELGRADE, 10 January 2018 (Beta) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a delegation of businessmen from Japan will visit Serbia on Jan. 15 and meet with President Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and other officials. Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Belgrade since 1987. The host to the Japanese prime minister and delegation will be President Aleksandar Vucic, the Office of President has stated. According to announcements from Tokyo, Shinzo Abe is visiting Serbia within a tour from Jan. 12 to 17, during which he will visit the Baltic states - Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Romania and Bulgaria, which is currently holding the EU presidency. The goal of the tour, as it was announced, is to broaden the frontiers of Japanese diplomacy and strengthen economic cooperation. The Japanese ambassador to Serbia, Junichi Maruyama, stated on Jan. 10 that the visit of the prime minister and the business delegation would be a good opportunity to promote cooperation and convey experience, primarily in the development of the private sector and small and medium enterprises. During the meeting with Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, Maruyama said that Serbia was becoming more and more interesting as an investment destination, the proof of which are the Japanese companies which already operate in Serbia and the growing number of businesses which are interested in investing. Brnabic said Serbia was very interested in Japan's investments in the automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical and IT industries, and in the fields of agriculture, environmental protection and tourism.


< January 2018 >
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31