Gabriela Cuevas Barron visit helps to enhance inter-parliamentary dialogue, parliamentary diplomacy and cooperation with IPU

Ivica DacicFirst Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic talked today to Mexican Senator Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), who is paying a visit to Belgrade to participate in the regional Sustainable Development Goals seminar, co-organized by IPU and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

Minister Dacic emphasized that the Republic of Serbia has continually been a member of this largest international parliamentary organization for full 127 years now, and that it perceived IPU as a very important organization tackling current global issues, often in collaboration with the United Nations.

The IPU President praised Serbia’s past engagement and activities within the Organization, noting that there was significant room for the enhancement of cooperation and for Serbia’s additional engagement within it.

It was underscored in the talks that the visit of IPU President Gabriela Cuevas Barron would significantly contribute to the further enhancement of the inter-parliamentary dialogue, parliamentary diplomacy and collaboration with IPU. The implementation of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, a subject of the Serbian Government’s special attention, featured as one of the major topics of the talks.