First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic held, today, a press contention where he gave an comment of a Foreign Ministry’s activities so far.
Minister Dacic underlined that he participated, during a commencement of February, in a 65th Prayer Breakfast, in Washington D.C., where he talked to a new United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and invited him to revisit Serbia. In Washington, Minister Dacic also met U.S. Senators Ron Johnson, Chris Murphy and Roger Wicker, as good as other member of a new U.S. Administration and members of a Congress.
This month, Minister Dacic played horde in Belgrade to Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Czech Republic Lubomir Zaoralek, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of a Kingdom of Belgium Jan Jambon, Speaker of a National Assembly of a Republic of Madagascar Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, as good as Director for South and Central European Affairs during a Department of State Matthew Palmer. An critical central revisit was also paid by a commission of Montenegro, headed by Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, on 3 Feb 2017.
In a entrance week, Minister Dacic will horde Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Austria Sebastian Kurz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Democratic Republic of a Congo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Kingdom of Norway Borge Brende on 14 February, and before a finish of a month a Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Estonia, Sven Mikser, who will arrive in Belgrade on 21 February. The revisit of a Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia will yield a good event to plead Estonia’s skeleton for a EU Presidency, essentially with courtesy to a delay of Serbia’s EU advent process, problems confronting a discourse between Belgrade and Pristina, as good as informal team-work issues, Common Foreign and Security Policy and a migrant crisis.
In February, a Serbian Foreign Minister will attend in a 53rd Munich Security Conference, as one of a vital general meetings and activities, to be hold from 17-19 February. The Conference will be attended by a vast series of participants, including: Heads of State or Government, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence, as good as comparison officials of general organizations. According to a series of confirmations perceived so far, a MSC will be attended by 30 Heads of State or Government, and some 80 Foreign and Defence Ministers.
“At a Conference, we will accommodate Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn. The pivotal topics approaching for contention will be delay of Serbia’s advent routine and a conditions in a region. Meetings were also organised with ministers of unfamiliar affairs of Italy, South Sudan, Romania and EC Commissioner Hahn.
At a invitation of a Slovenian Foreign Minister, we will compensate an central shared revisit to Ljubljana, on 22 Feb 2017, where we will have meetings with a top Slovenian officials – a President, Prime Minister and President of a National Parliament.
EC Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Policies Christian Danielsson will revisit Serbia from 23-24 Feb 2017, and have talks with a series of Serbian officials.
I will be representing Serbia during a unchanging UNSC session, on 27 Feb 2017, that will plead a UN Secretary-General’s quarterly Report on a work of UNMIK. we will take a event to benefaction Serbia’s comment of a stream conditions in Kosovo and Metohija, UNMIK activity, and other issues of seductiveness to a Serbian village in Kosovo and Metohija. Participation during a UNSC event will offer an event also for meetings with a UN Secretary-General and member of UNSC Member States”, underlined Minister Dacic.
At a press conference, Minister Dacic serve emphasized that there was no visa requirement for entrance and stay in a Republic of Serbia for holders of typical passports of 72 countries, since a visa requirement continues to be in place for nationals of 122 countries. As regards nationals of Serbia, there is no visa requirement for their transport to 64 countries, while visas are still compulsory for 130 countries.
Minister Dacic forked out that a Agreement between a Government of a Republic of Serbia and a Government of a People’s Republic of China on Mutual Abolition of Visas for Holders of Ordinary Passports was sealed on 5 Nov 2016, and entered into force on 15 Jan 2017.
The Serbian Foreign Minister serve underlined that proposals had been done for end of agreements on a extermination of visas on typical passports with a Republic of India; for all forms of passports with Armenia; for all forms of passports with Malaysia; for typical passports with Georgia; for typical passports with Azerbaijan.
Minister Dacic drew sold courtesy to a fact that reconstruction of a past in terms of committed crimes and genocide can't minister to a graduation of family between Serbia and Croatia.
Responding to a matter by Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stir in greeting to a critique leveled over manufacture a relic to Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac, a Serbian Foreign Minister pronounced that he accepted Stir’s greeting and a reasons underlying Stir’s reeling by a fact that Dacic was opposite to reconstruction of fight crimes and collaborators of occupying forces, and quite reconstruction of a Independent State of Croatia.
“No one like Stir will stop me from doing this. we can't spin divided from my anti-fascist past, for my kin fought opposite fascism, while his grandfather was an Ustashi colonel”, Dacic settled during a press conference.
Showing a sketch from 1944 depicting emblem of Stepinac by Ante Pavelic, Dacic pronounced that Stepinac was not flashy for being an “angel of peace”, though for aiding genocide and crimes opposite Serbs, Jews and others.
“For a Germans, Hitler was a pitch of evil, and it is therefore infinite that Pavelic and Stepinac could be seen as black of assent and heroism. We will never accept that. If that is a precondition for discourse with Croatia, they will not find anyone in Serbia for such a dialogue.
No one can select possibly a time or place of birth. This contingency not be an barrier to a relations, and we contingency all concentration on a query for togetherness and all that can take us forward. Rehabilitation of matters of a past that are associated to crimes and genocide can, by no means, assistance us to pierce on”, Minister Dacic underlined.
The Serbian Foreign Minister settled that Serbia was prepared to pierce on, though that it was not approaching to extol to a reconstruction of Ustashi policy.
“A doubt for Croatia is either it wishes that we residence problems together or devalue them further”, settled Dacic.