Accession of Serbia to the European Union
We reaffirm our strong support for a credible perspective on the accession of the Western Balkan countries and their future in the EU. We firmly believe that EU enlargement is a mutually beneficial process for both the EU and the Western Balkans, and is a strategic investment in the security, stability and prosperity of Europe.
This is being published in the Monday issue of Moscow daily "Kommersant".
This paper noted that EU called on Serbia to refuse signing of such agreement, as it opposes Serbia's EU accession plans.
This is the first McAllisters visit to Belgrade after taking up a new duty.