Putin makes official visit to Serbia

Author : Mircea Birca | Friday, October 17, 2014
Posted in category Balkan News, Balkans, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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imgRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Serbia and Russia have strong political ties.

He underscored that Moscow’s position on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija will not change and that Russia insists on it being resolved in line with UNSC Resolution 1244.

“I thank President Nikolić and Prime Minister Vučić for the invitation. The talks passed in a constructive, working atmosphere. Our trade and economic relations are developing very well,” Putin said during a joint press conference with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, held in the Palace of Serbia after the talks of the two state delegations.

Putin extended an invitation to Nikolić for the celebration of 70 years since the victory over fascism that will be held in Moscow next year.

“We will be glad to see the president of Serbia at the celebration of 70 years since the victory over fascism in Moscow next year,” he said.

Taking into consideration that Serbia will assume the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2015, the Russian president voiced the hope that “at that moment Russia will be able to continue constructive work and cooperation with that international organization, in this case with the support from Serbian friends.”

 

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