Dacic thanked for Algeria's flood-relief aid

BELGRADE - Ivica Dacic, first deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Serbia, thanked for the donation of USD 500,000 that Algeria sent to Serbia to tackle the aftermath of catastrophic floods, stressing that Serbia will know how to appreciate this friendly act.

On the second day of the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Algeria, Dacic said on Thursday that in addition to the EU membership and fostering relations with major countries, Serbia's third strategic goal is definitely the renewal and fostering friendly relations with the NAM member states, reads a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dacic said that Serbia's participation in the NAM conference is of great importance for the reaffirmation of Serbia's role in this movement, the statement adds.

During the conference, which arranged mutual visit of officials of the Serbian and Algerian government and businessmen, Dacic had several bilateral meetings with ministers of the participating countries.

He met with the foreign minister of Indonesia, which has not recognized the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo, and that is greatly important, he said taking into account that this is a large Muslim country.

Moreover, Dacic met with a number of ministers of other countries that have not recognized Kosovo's independence, including the Seychelles, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other African countries.

During his talks with the foreign minister of Iran, the country which holds the NAM chair, Minister Dacic expressed satisfaction with the progress in the country's negotiations with the international community, thereby eliminating the obstacles to cooperation between Serbia and Iran and making room for...

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