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Vucic receives Alexander Soros

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Monday met with Alexander Soros, vice-president of the Open Society Foundations board, to discuss regional cooperation and the Foundations' support for Serbia's European integration and media and rule of law reforms.

Brnabic: Serbia, China have joint projects worth 6 bln dollars

KOSTOLAC - Serbia and China currently have joint projects worth 6 bln dollars, Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said in Kostolac, eastern Serbia, on Monday.

Brnabic laid the cornerstone for the new B3 unit of the Kostolac coal-fired power plant, the biggest investment in Serbia's energy sector in nearly three decades.

Djuric: Srpska list absolute winner of Kosovo local elections

BELGRADE - The Srpska list is the absolute winner of the Kosovo-Metohija local elections after winning in all ten Serb-majority municipalities, Marko Djuric, head of the Serbian Office for Kosovo-Metohija, said on Monday.

Brnabic: Serbia should not be asked to choose between West, East

LONDON - "Serbia should not be asked to choose between the West and Russia," Serbian PM Ana Brnabic told the Financial Times in an interview.

The paper said Brnabic insisted Serbia's "ties to Moscow were not an obstacle to its EU membership bid."

Zaev arrives in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev, who will meet with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and PM Ana Brnabic on Tuesday, arrived in Belgrade late Monday.

Zaev was welcomed at the Belgrade airport by Minister for Innovations and Technological Development Nenad Popovic.

Matviyenko: No force can destroy Russian-Serbian friendship

BELGRADE - Forcing Serbia to make "an artificial choice" between the West and Russia is impermissible, Valentina Matviyenko, chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, told Serbian MPs on Monday, noting there was no force in the world that could destroy the friendship and cooperation between Russia and Serbia.

Brnabic to visit Norway

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic will on November 22-23 pay her first official visit to Norway, where she will meet with her Norwegian counterpart and the country's top officials and representatives of business associations and companies.

Vucic speaks with Borisov

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke on the phone with Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov Monday about continuing the cooperation as part of the Serbia-Bulgaria-Romania-Greece Cooperation Council.

Matviyenko: Russia has not and will not recognise Kosovo

BELGRADE - The Russian Federation has not and will not recognise Kosovo's independence, Valentina Matviyenko, chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, said after a meeting with Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic in Belgrade on Monday.

Dacic receives Scott ahead of trip to Washington

BELGRADE - Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic met with US Ambassador to Belgrade Kyle Scott on Monday as part of regular bilateral consultations ahead of Dacic's trip to Washington.

While in Washington, Dacic will attend an Atlantic Council conference and have bilateral meetings with senior officials of the US administration.

Zaev: We are hoping for solution in dialogue

BELGRADE - Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev said in Belgrade Tuesday he believed a solution would be found in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, adding that this was in the interest of Serbia and the entire region.

Macedonia respects the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, said Zaev.

Manzo: We want Serbia in EU

BELGRADE - We want Serbia in the EU - on the EU path, it is decisive that Serbia continue to show commitment to the EU, as it has over the past years, says Italian Ambassador to Serbia Giuseppe Manzo.

Europe is "about Serbian citizens" and higher living standards for Serbian citizens, he said in an interview to Tanjug.

Vucic: Serbia committed to develop relations with Russia

BELGRADE - Serbia is firmly committed to develop further its political relations with Russia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at a meeting with Valentina Matviyenko, chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

They discussed bilateral ties, the situation in the region and an upcoming visit to Moscow by a Serbian delegation.

Brnabic: Serbian, Macedonian govt's to hold session in 2018

BELGRADE - A preliminary agreement has been reached to hold a joint session of the Serbian and Macedonian governments in late February or early March next year, Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said after a meeting with Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev in Belgrade on Tuesday.

Serbia remains committed to enhancing relations with Ukraine - MFA

BELGRADE - The Serbian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it remained committed to overcoming disagreements and enhancing bilateral relations with Ukraine despite the insistence by Ukraine's ambassador to Belgrade on the stance that Russia is using Serbia to create chaos and provoke a war in the Balkans.