Ramirez de Haro: Spain for Serbia's EU accession asap

BELGRADE/PARIS - Spain and Serbia have exceptional relations and Madrid is offering full support to Serbia's soonest possible accession to the EU, Inigo Ramirez de Haro Valdes, charge d'affaires at the Spanish Embassy in Belgrade, said at a reception marking Spain's national holiday.

De Haro Valdes, who assumed the office in Belgrade a few weeks ago, said that he feels at home in the Serbian capital given that Serbs and Spaniards have the same mentality, share the same values and feel the same joy of life.

Spain and Serbia have exceptional relations, and we will give our best to make these ties even stronger by means of new plans and projects, he said addressing the reception.

We hope the Serbia will join the EU in a short time with full support of Spain, he said.

The reception at the Metropol Palace Hotel was attended by representatives of political parties in Serbia, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of cultural and public life.

Spain celebrates its national holiday on October 12 marking the day when Christopher Columbus set foot on the American mainland for the first time in 1492. This holiday symbolizes the connection between Spain and the international Hispanic community.

Photo Tanjug Video, camera operator Zoran Colic

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