Following is a matter finished by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic during a First Conference of a WBF Foreign Ministers.
“Dear associate Foreign Ministers,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am really gratified that we have collected here currently during Bled, to announce a launch of a full doing of a Western Balkans Fund Agreement. Through a new informal institution, we as Ministers of Foreign Affairs are so paving a approach for a initial time in new story of a region, to team-work among polite multitude organizations on culture, scholarship and research, girl exchanges, and on strengthening tolerable development.
Like with a Regional Youth Cooperation Office, this project, too, is a groundbreaking endeavour involving all signatories from a Western Balkan region, made after a indication of a already really successful International Visegrad Fund.
Owing to a quick resolution routine in a National Assembly, a Republic of Serbia has demonstrated that it is focused on genuine settlement and growth of a whole region, given a WBF Agreement is a initial agreement that Serbia has co-signed underneath a supplies of a Arrangement on Regional Representation and Cooperation with other WB participants.
Moreover, Belgrade has paid a concluded financial contributions for a first, and shortly after, for a stream year. We are prepared to consider, in agreement with other constrictive parties, an boost in contributions, so that a Fund, like a Visegrad Fund, could rise a full ability and accommodate a goals set during a inception. National Coordinators, together with a Acting Director, and from now on a Executive Director, have finished an glorious job, and let me prominence it, by harmonizing a texts of a Fund’s inner regulations, and we am therefore desirous to declare a initial calls for projects that will interconnect polite multitude sectors, internal communities and people from all a 6 constrictive parties to a Agreement. Thanks to a successful launch and offer operation of a Fund, we a Ministers of Foreign Affairs from a Western Balkans, will have a special and effective “lever” to inspire and offer rise informal cooperation.
Finally, we would like to highlight, and we trust that all of we benefaction here share my view, a steady and unchanging support of a V4 countries. Allow me to praise their postulated efforts and financial contributions, as good as a unstinting pity of a useful knowledge gained by a International Visegrad Fund, a deficiency of that would have rendered a today’s eventuality impossible, while a Fund would not have developed in a same way.
To a WBF Director, Mr. Gjergj Murra, to a staff of a Fund, to a National Coordinators and to all of us, we wish successful work and growth of this critical new institution, that will offer to move a adults of a Western Balkans closer together, and support a informal EU formation process.