Minister Dacic during a opening of a Seminar on Regional Stability and Cooperation in a Korean and Balkan peninsulas

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Address by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic during a opening of a Seminar on Regional Stability and Cooperation in a Korean and Balkan peninsulas:

Esteemed Ambassador Yu Myung-hwan
Distinguished Professor Shin Beom-chul
Esteemed Ambassador Yoo Dae Jong
Distinguished Seminar participants,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am really gratified to residence we during a opening of a Seminar on Regional Stability and Cooperation in a Korean and Balkan peninsulas. The Seminar is, in a way, a follow-up to a contention in Sep 2015 – a identical convention also co-organized by a Embassy of a Republic of Korea and East-West Bridge, a Belgrade NGO, associated to certainty building in a Korean Peninsula and a Balkans. we expect that a distinguished participants in this Seminar will make a poignant grant to a research of a situation, and to a query for new avenues of building fortitude and team-work in these dual regions which, nonetheless distant apart, share many similarities in common. May we also tenderly acquire a guest from a Republic of Korea, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yu Myung-hwan, and Professor Shin Beom-chul, a eminent researcher and techer during a Korean National Diplomatic Academy, who will share with us their views and practice on informal fortitude and team-work in a Korean Peninsula, a hurdles and problems faced, as good as a fascinating formula to be achieved.

Seminar organizers have, rightly, proceeded from unequivocal similarities between a Balkan and Korean peninsulas. The many apparent likeness is their common knowledge of a violent history, characterized in a box of both peoples by their clever tradition of freedom-loving and their organisation joining to independence. History has imposed on us a common doubt as to how to pierce on from such situations, how to find a fortitude and safeguard peace, fortitude and prosperity, not usually for a possess peoples and countries, though also for a regions where we belong.

Following a retraction of Yugoslavia and a wars of 1990s, Serbia opted for a entrance of peace, settlement and wealth in a Balkans. We knew that a routine is prolonged and mostly painful. We determined tactful family with a new neighbours and embarked on a highway of restoring political, mercantile and informative ties. We done a poignant grant to paving a highway together for many informal initiatives, and for team-work and opening a viewpoint of European formation for a Western Balkans region.

Important to us during this routine was a support of EU Member States and European institutions, as good as a informal accord that we all see a common destiny within a horizon of an integrated family of European peoples and states. We have famous in informal team-work and a European viewpoint a pivotal to assent and wealth in a region. In further to EU membership, Serbia’s inaugural unfamiliar process priorities are: informal cooperation, strengthening of amicable relations, and a delay of a process of settlement in a Western Balkans region. Serbia has taken a constructive position per a appearance of Pristina in a work of informal fora. In line with a preference to honour a reached agreements, Serbia has supposed a appearance of “Kosovo” (with an asterisk and a applicable content in a footnote) in a following fora: a Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) and a activities of Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI).

Of essential seductiveness to a Republic of Serbia is a refuge of fortitude in a segment and a course of all informal countries towards an ever some-more complete team-work in all areas, for usually such segment can safeguard a tolerable growth of Serbia itself. In this respect, a graduation of good-neighbourly and jointly profitable team-work is one of a country’s elemental unfamiliar process priorities.

Unfortunately, together to a processes directed during strengthening and diversifying cooperation, a final few years have seen intensification of opposing processes in some informal countries, such as insistence on their possess interests to a wreckage of other countries and altogether cooperation, including informal stability. As a rule, efforts to levy such solutions were directed directly opposite a interests of a Republic of Serbia and Serbian people in a region. They were frequently accompanied by attempts to lapse to a bulletin some shared issues which, nonetheless already resolved, are not lucky by a stream domestic factors in those countries.

The flourishing complexity of a altogether certainty and domestic conditions in a world, including on a European level, has vastly contributed to a decrease in a region. Furthermore, a mercantile liberation from a 2008 tellurian mercantile predicament and a mercantile growth in a segment continue to be disproportionate and faced with vicious difficulties, while a informal mercantile fortitude can be characterized as frail and rarely receptive to developments in a wider environment. The migrant crisis, that has reached a rise in 2015, was usually partially brought underneath control in 2016 – as a outcome of a poignant rebate in a series of unchanging refugees, accompanied by a immeasurable boost in a series of strange migrants, and a implicit hazard of termination of a applicable agreement between a EU and Turkey. In such circumstances, many informal countries faced a strengthening of nationalism and radicalization on a domestic scene. This was quite apparent in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016, since a predicament in Macedonia escalated in early 2017, being in a essence, reduction and reduction growth and increasingly assertive in bringing topicality to a plan of a “Greater Albania” – that implies a change of a existent borders in a region, i.e., cast to Albania of incomparable or smaller tools of a domain of any of a beside countries.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Republic of Serbia – as a signatory state to a treaties controlling issues in a margin of chief disarmament and non-proliferation, such as a Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT) and a Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), has been following with courtesy and regard a growth of a conditions in a Korean Peninsula.

Let me take this event to underline that Serbia supports all initiatives compelling dialogue, multilateral mercantile team-work and a strengthening of good-neighbourly relations. In this light we also see a connectivity projects and initiatives in a segment of South-East Asia, as good as in broader Asia. We are wakeful of a countless initiatives a Republic of Korea has launched in prior years directed during truce and thawing a relations, as good as certainty and certainty building in a peninsula, including infrastructural connectivity to a outcome of inhabitant unification, and assent and fortitude in a region.

The Republic of Serbia respects a applicable UN Security Council resolutions and aligns itself with a positions of a EU and other general bodies vicious of a chief and ballistic programme of DPR Korea, as good as a tellurian rights conditions in that country. Serbia’s position concerning a Korean Peninsula is in line with a process of informal reconciliation, and a strengthening of assent and prosperity. Serbia advocates denuclearization of a Korean Peninsula, doing of all applicable UNSC resolutions, delay of hexagonal talks, and fortitude of all issues between a dual Koreas usually by pacific means, by dialogue. In this way, a Republic of Serbia offers a modest, nonetheless consistent, grant to a broader efforts of a general village to stabilise a conditions in a Korean Peninsula and, thus, revoke a probability of dispute of an armed dispute of regional, or even wider proportions.

Building on a possess experience, a Republic of Serbia is assured that durable solutions can usually be reached by pacific means, by respecting a positions and legitimate interests of all a parties concerned. Any of dialogue, however formidable and protracted, is improved than an armed dispute that unavoidably causes tellurian losses, pang and destruction. After all, doubtful issues can't be resolved by fight because, eventually, all parties lapse to discourse and negotiations. We, therefore, inspire all a friends, including those in a Korean Peninsula, to embark on this road. The recently hold elections in a Republic of Korea and a initial statements done by a new President Moon Jae-in give reasons for optimism.

Thank we for your attention, and we wish a participants in a Seminar a cultivatable sell of views and success in their deliberations!Tags: statements Ivica Dacic Minister

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