Minister Dacic in meetings on the margins of the 35th Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic met today with Andrei Galbur, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, on the margins of the 35th Meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).

In an exceedingly friendly atmosphere, both sides noted that the bilateral cooperation developed successfully and that there were no open issues. They underlined that the bilateral political dialogue was intensified between Serbia and Moldova, following the visit by Minister Dacic to Chisinau in early October this year.

The interlocutors agreed that economic cooperation should be intensified considerably, realizing that it was, to a large extent, behind the level of our political relations.

Special attention was given to the importance of the principle of territorial integrity of both countries, and mutual support extended in this context. The Moldovan side offered firm assurances that their position concerning non-recognition of the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo and Metohija would not change.

The Head of Serbian diplomacy conveyed to his Moldovan counterpart that the Prime Minister and President of Moldova had open invitations to visit Serbia. Furthermore, he invited Minister Galbur to a bilateral visit in the first half of 2017, which was gladly accepted.

Minister Galbur reiterated that the invitations to Serbia’s Prime Minister and President to visit Moldova remained open.

Minister Dacic today also met with Deputy Foreign Minister of the Hellenic Republic Terens – Nikolaos Quick. In the talks, the officials noted that the bilateral relations were excellent, without open issues.

They agreed that there was room for further promotion of economic cooperation. Mutual satisfaction was expressed with the dynamic of the visits of the two countries’ officials, both those realized and upcoming.