Mr. Peter Vladikovic, Honorary Consul of Serbia at reception for Heads of Mission to British Columbia, meeting The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and The Honourable John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, at Government House in Victoria, BC September 29, 2019.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic received a courtesy call today from the new Ambassador of the Czech Republic in the Republic of Serbia Tomáš Kuchta.
In friendly talks, both sides noted that the close and friendly relations between the two countries had a long tradition in history and underlined their readiness to further deepen and strengthen the relations in all areas of mutual interest.
The collocutors exchanged views on bilateral relations, European integration of Serbia, the issue of Kosovo and Metohija and multilateral cooperation.
The parties voiced their pleasure at the realization of an intensive and continued political dialogue between their countries and a hope that the upcoming high and highest level bilateral meetings would give an additional impetus to the further promotion of the overall cooperation between Serbia and Czech Republic.
Minister Dacic thanked Ambassador Kuchta for the continued support the Czech Republic had lent so far to the EU accession process of the Republic of Serbia, both through its support within the European Union and the Visegrad Group.
In the talks, the collocutors noted various possibilities for further promotion of all areas of cooperation of mutual interest, in particular the area of agriculture. In this context, Ambassador Kuchta stressed that Czech businessmen had recognized the potential for cooperation in the area of economy and noted the interest of Czech investors to continue to invest in Serbia.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic received a courtesy call today from the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium in the Republic of Serbia Adam Koenraad.
In friendly talks, the collocutors noted that the bilateral relations between the two countries were good, but that there was still room for their further enhancement. It is in the interest of Serbia that relations with Belgium be as good as possible. In this context, Serbia has put major effort in order to be recognized as a reliable, responsible and predictable partner in the Western Balkans region.
The collocutors exchanged views on the possibilities for further promotion of bilateral relations, the European integration process of the Republic of Serbia, the issue of Kosovo and Metohija and multilateral cooperation.
Both parties voiced their pleasure at the establishment of political dialogue, noting an upward trend in the last few years. Since there were around 50 Belgium companies operating in Serbia, Minister Dacic drew attention to the need to further strengthen economic cooperation through the constant increase in foreign trade exchange and the realization of new Belgium investment.
Minister Dacic thanked Ambassador Koenraad for the support Belgium had lent so far to the accession of Serbia to the EU and expressed his hope that Belgium would continue, within the context of the EU, to influence the adequate valorization of the efforts Serbia’s had made regarding reforms.
Minister Dacic also stressed Serbia’s commitment to resolving all issues in the Western Balkan region through dialogue, in good faith and without being conditioned.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia welcomes the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2240 (2018) in all its elements, extending the mandate of UN MINURSO and reaffirming the importance of the settlement of the issue of “Western Sahara” and the leading role played by the United Nations in this process.
In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia offers its unambiguous support to the United Nations and to Mr. Horst Kohler, Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in all their activities aimed at settling existing problems, and especially in pointing to the significance of the activities aiming to relaunch negotiations during the forthcoming Geneva meeting, scheduled for early December 2018.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia joins in the UN call on the parties concerned and on the neighbours to restore negotiations leading to a just political, viable and mutually acceptable solution for the existing dispute while implementing all commitments envisaged by the world Organization.
UNSC Resolution 2240 embodies positions held by the Republic of Serbia regarding direct talks between Algeria and Morocco, which have continuously been pointed out to the officials of the two countries. As a true friend of both Algeria and Morocco, the Republic of Serbia has an interest, besides neighbouring Mauritania, to have the two major countries of the region embark in good faith upon a brotherly and amicable dialogue on this and other matters.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia hails in this context the call of the Sovereign of the Kingdom of Morocco, His Majesty King Muhammad VI, addressed to Algeria to establish a Morocco-Algeria political mechanism to examine on an amicable, brotherly and equal basis not only the existing problem but also the overall relations between the two countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, upholding the direct dialogue with the mediation and leading role of the United Nations, remains open and ready to put at the disposal of its Algerian and Moroccan friends its objectively available capacities for reaching solutions on the aforementioned UN-defined basis.