Selakovic: Iran supports Serbia in international organizations

17. Apr 2021.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic met today in Tehran with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, with whom he discussed various forms of cooperation to the mutual benefit for the economies and peoples of the two states.

"I took the opportunity to express gratitude for the principled and continued support of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the issue of supreme national and state importance for Serbia - preserving the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija", the Head of Serbian diplomacy said at the end of the first day of his official visit to Iran.

Selakovic pointed out that Iran supported Serbia in its efforts to prevent Pristina from becoming a member of certain international organizations.

Minister Selakovic also pointed out that in the conversation with his Iranian counterpart, special attention was devoted to the potentials and opportunities for the development of economic cooperation, especially when it comes to agricultural production, food industry, but also many other areas, such as modern technologies, wood processing and automotive industries, as well as the furniture industry, production of agricultural machinery.

"One of the fields of interest of Iran is the development of spa tourism in Serbia and I will take the opportunity this evening during Iftar meal, to which Minister Zarif invited me, to discuss these and other topics of shared interest for the two states", Selakovic said.

Furthermore, when it comes to the development of tourism, the Minister added, the pandemic would end and pass eventually, and Serbia and Iran should be prepared for that moment when they would be able to cooperate in those fields as well.

Before the meeting between the two delegations, Minister Selakovic and his Iranian counterpart Zarif signed an agreement on cooperation between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries.

Earlier today, the Serbian Foreign Minister met with Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade and President of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Hamid Zadboom

Continuing the visit, Minister Selakovic will meet tomorrow with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. A meeting with Minister of Agriculture Kazem Khavazi is planned for the same day.