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April 17, 2021

ForMin Aurescu, to ambassador Tomasevic: Romania supports Serbia’s European path

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogan Aurescu, received, on Wednesday, the ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Romania, Stefan Tomasevic, the two dignitaries addressing Belgrade’s European path, as well as the cooperation in multilateral formats, informed MAE (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), through a press release sent to AGERPRES.

Minister Aurescu saluted the interest of his Serbian counterpart, Nicola Selakovic, for carrying out a visit to Bucharest this year, in order to establish new directions and approaches for consolidating the bilateral cooperation, MAE specified.

The Romanian chief diplomat highlighted the importance of identifying joint actions and projects which will contribute to continuing the development of the economic, commercial and investment, bilateral cooperation.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated the request of the Romanian part regarding the resuming as soon as possible of the activity of the Romanian-Serbian Joint Intergovernmental Committee regarding National Minorities, namely nominating the Serbian co-chairman of this structure. The committee represents the consecrated forum for examining and solving situations which minorities are facing.

Bogdan Aurescu reiterated Romania’s engagement to support the European future of Serbia, highlighting, in context, the importance of successfully implementing an internal reform agenda for obtaining “consequently positive” results in aligning to European standards, according to the quoted press release. He reaffirmed the availability of the Romanian state of supplying technical support for harmonization with the acquis communautaire, so that new chapters regarding the accession to the EU can be opened.

According to MAE, the Serbian ambassador expressed his country’s authorities opening to deepening bilateral relations and the confidence that they can be consolidated and diversified within the next period. From Stefan Tomasevic’s perspective, the areas of cross-border, commercial and investment cooperation, such as the infrastructure and tourism are “a significant” potential for the Romanian-Serbian relations’ advancement, according to the press release.

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