Serbia: Borrell to meet with Vucic and Brnabic on his first visit to Belgrade

Serbia: Borrell to meet with Vucic and Brnabic on his first visit to Belgrade

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell will visit Belgrade today in what will be his first official visit to Serbia. The European official will meet with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.

Borrell will also meet with representatives of political parties and civil society groups during a two-day visit, as announced by the European External Action Service.

Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will receive Borell at Nikola Tesla Airport, while a meeting with the Serbian President is scheduled for 12.00 (local time) at the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, followed by a press conference.

The meeting with the Serbian Prime Minister is scheduled for 15:30 (local time).

Josep Borrell, who was in Pristina on Thursday, said that his first visit to the Western Balkans demonstrates the EU’s commitment to the region’s perspective, stability, security and prosperity, adding that the Western Balkans will be a priority of his term in office.

In an interview with Tanjug, Josep Borrell says he will personally lead the Brussels dialogue and will be the main interlocutor with the Pristina and Belgrade authorities.

The High Representative recalled that the EU has made it clear that the “key” to Serbia’s accession is the normalization of relations with Pristina through a comprehensive legally binding agreement and internal reforms, focusing on the rule of law and the media.

Josep Borrell met on Thursday in Kosovo with KFOR Commander Mikele Risi, where he was briefed on the security situation in the country, as well as on the cooperation between EULEX and KFOR./ibna