Borrell: Serbia is an important EU partner

Borrell: Serbia is an important EU partner

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said Serbia is an important partner for the EU, inter alia in the European Common Security and Defense Policy sector.

“We have many issues of common interest and are committed to Serbia’s European perspective,” Borrell wrote on his Twitter account.

Josep Borrell said that at today’s meeting of the Stabilization and Association Council between the EU and Serbia, he spoke with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, European Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimović and EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varheliy.

The EU diplomat added that Serbia is expected to implement the necessary reforms, especially in the area of ​​the rule of law, but also to strengthen alignment with the EU’s common foreign policy.

“We will continue to assist Serbia on its integration path,” Borrell concluded.

The informal teleconference of the members of the Stabilization and Association Council held today examined the state of EU-Serbia bilateral relations.

Serbia’s progress in the country’s EU accession talks was reviewed. Two negotiating chapters have been opened since the last Council in December 2018, raising the total number of chapters to 18, with two of them provisionally closed.

The partners also discussed bilateral relations under the Stabilization and Association Agreement and the progress of the implementation of the Agreement.

There was also an exchange of views on developments in the Western Balkans. /ibna