Serbian, Cypriot FMs on Kosovo, EU

Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić will pay a one-day visit to Cyprus on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said.

Jeremić will meet with President Dimitris Christofias, President of the House of Representatives Marios Karoyian and Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou, it was announced.

In Nicosia today, the minister said that EU membership is the Serbian government’s “central goal”.

“We are moving toward EU membership, but we do not allow for our territorial integrity to be brought into question,” Jeremić said after this meeting with Kyprianou.

“We will never accept attempted secession of a part of our territory,” he stated.

Jeremić also described Cyprus as Serbia’s closest and best associate in the EU, and that Nicosia can count on Belgrade’s support “on all issues”.

Kyprianou stated that his country will not recognize Kosovo and that Nicosia support’s Belgrade’s EU integration and liberalization of the visa regime for the Serbian citizens.

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