Serbia: Brnabic and Russian Ambassador discuss bilateral relations

Serbia: Brnabic and Russian Ambassador discuss bilateral relations

Today, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Serbia, Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, with whom she discussed relations between the two countries and cooperation in joint projects, mainly in the field of energy.

They also tapped on the epidemiological situation and the measures adopted to protect public health.

The Prime Minister stressed that she expects continued cooperation in the implementation of plans and projects despite the epidemiological situation, stressing that she is very satisfied with the implementation of one of the most important infrastructure projects of the Russian railways, reconstruction of high-speed railways from Belgrade to Budapest (Stara Pazova – Novi Sad), expected to be completed next year.

The prime minister explained that energy projects represent a significant part of Serbia’s investment plan and that the construction of the gas pipeline is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. He stressed that increasing the capacity for gas storage throughout the country constitutes a priority in the coming period and intensive cooperation with Russia will continue in this regard.

Regarding the current epidemiological situation, the Russian ambassador briefed the Prime Minister on the progress made by experts in Russia in the development of the coronavirus vaccine, which will also be available to the citizens of Serbia.

He stressed that the situation is very difficult, but expects that the vaccine will provide good results and will allow states to overcome this great crisis.

Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko conveyed to Prime Minister Brnabic Russian Prime Minister’s Mikhail Mishustin congratulatory message, in which he wishes her good luck in the work of the new government. /ibna