Latest News from Serbia

Vucic: Level of cooperation with ICRC high

BELGRADE - Meeting with Yves Daccord, director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with a high level of cooperation between Serbia and the ICRC.

Vulin meets with Kostarakos

BELGRADE - Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin met on Thursday with Michail Kostarakos, chairman of the European Union Military Committee.

Serbia's foreign policy goal is to maintain the status of a militarily neutral country, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.

Brnabic receives Daccord

BELGRADE - Serbia is ready to invest great efforts towards solving the issue of missing persons, but it also expects countries in the region that face the same problem to show more will for cooperation, PM Ana Brnabic said at a meeting with Yves Daccord, director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

World Bank: Serbia running major fiscal surplus

WARSAW - Thanks to continued fiscal adjustment, Serbia is running a significant fiscal surplus but 2017 growth will be lower than previously forecast, mainly due to unfavourable weather conditions during the winter and the summer and a slowdown in investment, the World Bank (WB) said in its latest report.

Fisher-Kamm: Economic cooperation a top priority for Israel

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday received Israel's Ambassador Alona Fisher-Kamm, who noted that development of economic cooperation with Serbia was one of the top priorities for Israel.

Vucic expressed satisfaction with an increase in Israeli investments in Serbia, in particular in the construction sector, the presidential press office said.

Dikovic, Kostarakos discuss regional security situation

BELGRADE - Serbia's goal is to participate in the EU security structure even though it is not an EU member state, Serbian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff Gen Ljubisa Dikovic said Thursday at a meeting with Michail Kostarakos, chairman of the European Union Military Committee.

They discussed the political and security situation in the region and worldwide.

Vucic: Serbia to continue to develop good ties with Russia

BELGRADE - In keeping with its policy of independence and military neutrality, Serbia will continue to develop good ties with Russia in mutual interest, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at a meeting with Russian Ambassador Alexander Chepurin on Tuesday.

Vulin meets with CSTO Secretary-General Khatchaturov

BELGRADE - Serbia is pursuing an independent foreign policy and remains committed to military neutrality, Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said at a meeting with Lt Gen Yuri Khatchaturov, secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), on Thursday.

Vucic: Serbia seeking best possible relations with Germany

BELGRADE - Having the best possible bilateral relations with Germany is among Serbia's top interests considering Germany's significance and influence in European and global politics, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at a meeting with Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Beate Merk on Thursday.

Dacic: Iraq, Serbia support each other

BAGHDAD - Iraq and Serbia support each other - we support the territorial integrity and unity of Iraq and, at the same time, Iraq does not recognise the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo, which means that it supports the territorial integrity of Serbia, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said Wednesday, wrapping up a two-day visit to Iraq.

Vucic receives Chinese ambassador

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday received Chinese Ambassador Li Manchang, who presented to him letters from Chinese President Xi Jinping and PM Li Keqiang.

The ambassador conveyed to Vucic greetings from the president and the PM, noting that Xi had higlighted the exceptional and "timeless and friendly" relations between Serbia and China.

Brnabic, Merk: Digitisation path to more modern state

BELGRADE - The Serbian government is striving to streamline and modernise the country through digitisation and improvement of the IT sector and that is why it attaches great significance to introducing leading-edge information technologies, Serbian PM Ana Brnabic said at a meeting with Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Beate Merk on Thursday.

Maryland companies interested in Serbia

BELGRADE - Companies from Maryland, US are very interested in investing in the Serbian environmental protection sector, Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith, who is heading a business and political delegation on a visit to Belgrade, said on Wednesday.

Dacic, Masum Significance of friendly relations historical

BELGRADE - In a conversation with Serbian First Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic in Baghdad on Wednesday, Iraqi President Muhammad Fuad Masum highlighted the historical significance of the cooperation between Belgrade and Baghdad, which he said was developing without open issues and to mutual satisfaction.

Vucic: Western embassies seeking to reduce Serbia's influence

BELGRADE - Some Western embassies are exerting great pressure and influence aimed at "breaking apart" the Srpska list and reducing its leverage in Pristina, as well as Serbia's leverage in Kosovo-Metohija, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday.

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