|Wednesday, 19 April 2017.|
|Minister Dacic receives an ECFR delegation|
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First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic received today a delegation of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), led by one of the Co-Chairs of the Board of this non-governmental organization, Mr. Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden.
ECFR is an international think-tank, founded in 2007, which aims to act as a platform for an exchange of views and ideas concerning key issues in international relations, from the European point of view.
The delegation was also made up of Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies Ivan Krastev, a UK diplomat and former Counsellor of the European External Action Service (and mediator in the Belgrade – Pristina technical dialogue) Robert Cooper, ECFR Senior Program Director at the Sofia Office Vessela Tcherneva, Director and founder of ECFR Mark Leonard and ECFR Director of Wider Europe Programme (one of ECFR areas of research) Frederik Wesslau.
Political and economic situation in both Serbia and the region, as well as Serbia's European integration process, featured as topics in the meeting.
Minister Dacic highlighted Serbia's strategic commitment to the European integration process, while both sides concluded that Serbia was the source of regional stability.
The ECFR delegation was also informed about the recent Presidential election and was assured that Serbia would maintain the policy pursued so far, based on European integration and good relations with the neighbours.