Tajani: Balkans has strategic significance

BELGRADE - Italian FM Antonio Tajani said on Tuesday in Belgrade Italy wanted greater presence in Serbia and the Balkans, which he noted had strategic significance.

The region must feel loved and valued by neighbouring countries, Tajani said.

"We have started from a large Balkan country that is an EU membership candidate. It is a political commitment Italy has worked for to re-establish presence in Serbia and all parts of the Balkans," Tajani said at the opening of a Serbia-Italy business and scientific forum.

He thanked Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and the Serbian government for everything they were doing for peace in the Balkans.

"I believe Vucic and the government will contribute to development of cooperation between the two countries and build an important path to stability in the Balkans and entire Europe," Tajani said.

He said Italy...

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