Minister Dacic, Thomas Countryman confer on regional situation and issues related to international security

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic received today Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Thomas Countryman, who is also acting as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. Department of State.

In the open and constructive talks, the interlocutors exchanged views on the regional situation, and on a number of issues concerning international security and meeting the current security challenges.

They jointly noted that it was important to maintain and promote peace and stability in the region, as the key condition for the prosperity of states in the Western Balkans and of the region as a whole, and to secure dialogue on the settlement of open issues in a constructive spirit, with mutual respect and readiness for finding sustainable solutions. Views on the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina were also exchanged, and the consensus on the need of its further implementation aimed at materializing the agreements reached was articulated.

A number of multilateral issues from the domain of international security, to be considered in international fora in the upcoming period, were also touched upon.

ondence which had been retrieved from the archives of the Portuguese Foreign Ministry by Ambassador Oliver Antic. The documents include the letter from King Milan Obrenovic, written in French, to the then King of Portugal and the Algarve, dated 10 March 1882, marking the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.In the talks, both sides estimated the bilateral political relations as excellent, as well as that there was potential for improvement of all forms of cooperation, particularly in economy.

Minister Dacic expressed his gratitude for the strong support that Portugal extended to Serbia’s European integration path.