United Arab Emirates

Djogovic: UAE loan should be used to cut debt

BELGRADE - Serbia should use the USD 1 billion loan granted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to pay back expensive loans and launch reforms, economist Sasa Djogovic of the Belgrade Institute for Market Research (IZIT) stated on Thursday.

We received a loan from UAE on more favourable terms than currently available on the market, Djogovic told a news conference.

Serbia signs agreement on UAE loan

BELGRADE/ABU DHABI - Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Finance Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi and Serbian Finance Minister Lazar Krstic signed in Abu Dhabi on Thursday an agreement on the USD 1 billion loan from the United Arab Emirates to the Serbian budget.

Krstic said that the loan agreement reflects a considerable strengthening of the two countries' ties.