UAE foreign minister arrives in Serbia

Mrkić welcomes Bin Zayed al Nahyan at the airport (Tanjug)

UAE foreign minister arrives in Serbia

BELGRADE -- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan has conferred with Serbian top officials on Friday.

The UAE foreign minister, who arrived in Belgrade on Thursday, met with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, Prime Minister Ivica Dačić and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkić.

Mrkić and Al Nahyan signed on Friday agreements on visa liberalization for individuals holding diplomatic and official passports, air traffic, and constitution of the mixed committee for cooperation.

The ministers underlined that the two countries are connected through friendly and partner relations and expressed hope that their cooperation will continue to develop.

"Serbia sees the United Arab Emirates as an exceptionally important friend and partner, and we are strongly committed to developing even deeper friendly relations in the future,” Mrkić told a press conference after his meeting with the UAE official.

The topics of the meeting included potential new joint projects and cooperation in the fields of agriculture, air traffic, energy, information and communications technology, infrastructure, tourism, said Mrkić.

Over the past year, several UAE investments into Serbia have been realized and agreed upon, a number of bilateral agreements have been signed, and Serbia has opened an embassy in Abu Dhabi, he added.

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