Aleksandar Vucic received the Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Grushko today, just a few days before the meeting of the Serbian President with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi. The meeting on December 4 in Sochi will be the third one for 2019, with Vucic declaring that he is looking forward to it.
Vucic and Grushko discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the light of preparations for a working visit to Moscow by the Serbian President, as well as his meeting with the Russian President.
The Russian Deputy Minister also conveyed the greetings of President Putin, Prime Minister Medvedev and Minister of Foreign Affairs Lavrov.
Vucic appeared satisfied with the dynamic of the meetings between high-level officials from Serbia and Russia. He also stressed that he considers the meeting to be rather important, as it comprises an opportunity for a meaningful discussion and exchange of views to take place on international and regional issues and on the most important issues of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of economy.
President Vucic thanked Russia for being understanding of Serbia’s state and national interests as well as for its active support in safeguarding Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, especially before international organizations.
He also thanked the Russian officials for their frequent visits to Serbia, as they are proof of Russia’s desire to maintain close relations with the country.
In addition, the two men noted that the implementation of the agreed projects, particularly in the field of energy, as well as transportation and high technology infrastructures, is well under way.
President Vucic and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko also discussed regional developments, expressing hope that peace and stability would be preserved in the Western Balkans.
President Vucic stressed that Serbia remains committed to a policy of military neutrality, which will clearly and unequivocally seal by adopting appropriate documents. /ibna