German FM in visit to Serbia

Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is set to meet Serbia’s top officials today. This will be his first official Balkan tour. Westerwelle is scheduled to meet Serbian PM Mirko Cvetkovic and Serbian President Boris Tadic. In the afternoon he is set to meet his Serbian counterpart Vuk Jeremic.

He is expected to participate in panel discussion, titled „Serbian economy on its road towards EU, chances, challenges and obstacles”, which is set to be held in Belgrade State University. He will also meet representatives of other Serbian political parties.

German officials have said the foreign minister is expected to underline the great importance of security and stability in the western Balkans for Europe as a whole, push for reforms required for European integration, and try to persuade Serbia to open talks with Kosovo.

Westerwelle will visit Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. His agenda does not provide a visit to Macedonia.

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