Government of Serbia
Serbia is committed to raising relations with that country to the level of strategic partnership, Dacic also said, according to the Serbian government.
At the reception at the Serbian embassy in Abu Dhabi, Dacic said that the UAE recognized Serbia as an important partner in the Balkans, as evidenced by the number of successful Emirate companies operating in our country.
Dacic on Wednesday also called on what he referred to as "brothers and sisters Croats" to all focus "a little bit on the future."
Dacic said this as a response to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic stating that "Serbia's EU path leads through Croatia," and that there are "many issues have piled up that must be resolved in order for Serbia to join the EU."
This news was later confirm. The first on the list should be the head of the General Staff of the Serbian Army General Ljubisa Dikovic, who will retire.
In addition to Dikovic, the heads of military services will remain without their jobs, and a new deputy chief of the General Staff will be appointed as well as a new commander of the Special Brigade.
"Their position is like ours, which is to preserve the territorial integrity of Serbia and not recognize the unilateral acts of Pristina. It is not contrary to what we are doing," Dacic said, commenting on a statement made earlier by Ambassador Aleksandr Chepurin, who said that Kosovo and Metohija should return to the legal and the state system of Serbia.
"It was fake news was published to draw attention away from the successful visit of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to Kosovo and Metohija," Dacic told TV Pink.
He added that this piece of news was immediately found to be fake "because Thaci was supposedly to come to Presevo with EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, but that was denied from the cabinet of Commissioner Hahn."
He spoke after the failure to hold a new round of the Kosovo dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina in Brussels earlier the same day.