Merkel invites Vucic to visit Germany in January

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday invited Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to visit Berlin in January and he accepted the invitation with pleasure, the president's office said in a statement following his phone conversation with Merkel.

05 Decembar 2019 17:44

BELGRADE - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday invited Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to visit Berlin in January and he accepted the invitation with pleasure, the president's office said in a statement following his phone conversation with Merkel.

They discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the region.

In a long, friendly conversation, they expressed satisfaction with constant progress of the political dialogue and economic cooperation between Serbia and Germany.

Vucic thanked Merkel for Germany's continued support for Serbia's European integration, especially considering the German EU presidency in the second half of next year.

At the same time, he expressed a need for a clear plan of EU enlargement and a timeframe for joining the union and said European integration in the Western Balkans was significant for peace and stability in the region.

He noted Serbia would continue to promote a policy of peace and cooperation with the same goal - regional stability.

Commenting on possibilities for continuing the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Vucic said it would be important if Germany and Europe stood by the stance that Pristina authorities must lift their taxes on goods from central Serbia for the dialogue to be continued.

He also noted Serbia was fully committed to the EU-facilitated dialogue in order to secure stability in the region by reaching a compromise, mutually acceptable solution.

Photo: Tanjug/Office of the President of Serbia, file


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