German FM meets Serbian PM

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić on Monday in Belgrade met with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, and the two held a news conference afterwards.

The German foreign said that he could not prejudge the decision of the EU heads of state or government, or of the German parliament, when it comes to giving Serbia a date for the start of EU accession talks.

“We belong to the same European family not only historically but also culturally, so it would be important to make use of the opportunity provided to make far-reaching, bold decisions,” Westerwelle was quoted as saying.

Speaking of the implementation of the agreement, he stressed that “it is not about hours, but about a timely decision.”

“Serbia can do good to Europe, and Europe to Serbia, and it is for that reason right and important that in these historic hours the right decisions are made. The agreement of April 19 may be called historic, it’s important to now reach agreement on implementing it, and for the first concrete steps to be visible,” said Westerwelle.

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