Serbia is a obliged actor and member contributing to informal fortitude and confidence notwithstanding all a challenges

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Statement by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic during a Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers of a South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP):

“Mr. Chairman,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

To start with, concede me to conclude a hosts for organizing this assembly and to wish them each success during their year-long Chairmanship of a SEECP.

I am gratified to be means to attend today’s assembly and extract in a contention about a stream conditions in South-East Europe and a hurdles a participants have been facing. we rarely conclude a priorities of a Slovenian Chairmanship, underneath “SEE4Future” motto, quite since it is transparent that it will mostly concentration on topics that are essential to us, such as EU enlargement, security, good prospects for immature people and a digital mutation of society.

Distinguished colleagues,

Without a doubt, EU membership stays one of a tip priorities of Serbia’s unfamiliar policy, while a viewpoint of membership gives a clever pull to a extensive reforms Serbia has been implementing and, during a same time, encourages allotment and informal team-work via a Balkan region.

It is a wish that we will remember a Estonian Presidency as a one when Serbia non-stop a largest series of negotiating chapters – and we will indeed do all in a appetite for this to happen. However, we have embarked on a remodel routine essentially for a possess benefit, i.e. for that of a nation and people. Membership of a European Union is, thus, an combined value we essay for as a pivotal idea of Serbian unfamiliar policy.

So far, Serbia has non-stop 10 negotiating chapters, provisionally shutting two. We try to say a determined energetic in holding Inter-Governmental Conferences and to open, in a entrance period, all chapters we infer to be technically prepared for during a sold moment, while each new section non-stop in a advent talks with a EU would usually supplement movement to a reforms already being implemented.

We are wakeful that, distinct a other claimant countries, Serbia’s negotiating routine has been additionally impeded by conditioning a swell of negotiations on a swell done in a Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina. This routine is predicated on both sides involved. However, we would like to highlight in sold that all quarrelsome matters in a segment need to be addressed in proceed talks between a stakeholders, since usually those associated to a EU acquis and a good governance practices should be dealt with in a context of a negotiating process.

What needs to be borne in mind and wherefrom we should pull certain appetite in a moments of predicament of faith is a fact that there is a whole operation of forums orderly to foster informal team-work – from a South-East European Cooperation Process as a longest-lasting, Western Balkans Six, Brdo-Brioni Process to a Berlin Process – that says that a domestic will for allotment does exist and that it is upheld by a adults expressing unquestionably their wish for a some-more moneyed destiny and a improved peculiarity of life. Not usually is this essential to us, though such a position is also an essential precondition for a whole region’s successful formation into a EU, into a Europe whole, secure and prosperous, that is of critical significance for adults of both a EU Member States and a European continent as a whole.

What might be approaching of Serbia is to adopt a constructive proceed and to be resolutely committed to a allotment of all disputes and open issues. Serbia stays a obliged actor and member contributing to informal fortitude and confidence notwithstanding all a challenges. For this really reason we support a intensification of informal team-work by a investiture of new bodies such as a Western Balkans Fund, Regional Youth Cooperation Office, Transport Community, a Chamber Investment Forum and many more.

In a good suggestion of team-work and mutual support, we wish that we will, by required though reachable compromises, be means to horde a Secretariat of a Transport Community, in a domain of a Western Balkans, with a chair in Belgrade.

May we wish Slovenia once again a successful Chairmanship-in-Office of a South East European Cooperation Process and assure we that we will proceed all a accessible capacities towards a deepening of team-work in a horizon of SEECP, though also other informal initiatives and forums we are all partial of together.

Thank you.”

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