Ursula comes to Serbia
It is expected that she will discuss energy, Serbia's alignment with the EU's foreign and security policy and the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina with Serbian officials.
Von der Leyen will be welcomed by President of Serbia Aleksandar Vui at Ni Airport "Konstantin the Great", and then together they will tour the works on the construction of the Serbia-Bulgaria gas interconnector in the town of Jelanica.
Von der Leyen will then talk separately with Vui and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabi in Belgrade.
At the beginning of the Western Balkans tour on Wednesday, von der Leyen said in Skopje that the EU has prepared a support package for the entire Western Balkans to help the region in facing the energy crisis. During yesterday's visit to Pristina, Von der Leyen said that Kosovo's place is in the EU and that the Union is incomplete without Kosovo, assessing that Pristina has made great progress on the European road.
She is coming to Belgrade from Sarajevo, where today she will talk with members of the BiH Presidency, other political actors and representatives of civil society and ceremonially open the "Ivan" tunnel on "Corridor 5c", which was also financed by the European Union. Von der Leyen also visited Tirana yesterday, and she will end her Western Balkan tour tomorrow in Podgorica.
Albania is moving forward on its EU path.
This is your success.
The result of years of efforts by the Albanian people.
I welcome our foreign policy alignment.
You are showing it again in your stand for a rules-based order in your UN Security Council term.
This honours you. pic.twitter.com/ZSmsNnAuHu
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) October 27, 2022
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