Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia’s President, praised China for not supporting Kosovo's Interpol membership despite "pressure from many Western countries to crush Serbia’s integrity and enable Kosovo to become an Interpol member state," the Beta news agency reported on Monday.
More than a 1.000 officials from 195 countries, including 40 ministers and 85 police chiefs from around the world, are attending the two-day General Assembly of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), which began in Dubai on Sunday.
Among other issues, Interpol will also consider the accession of Kosovo, Vanuatu and Kiribati to the organisation, which will make it the largest international police organisation.
After meeting the Chinese ambassador to Serbia, Li Manchang, Vucic expressed Belgrade’s gratitude both to the envoy and the Chinese President Xi Jinping on their country’s support to the Serbian territorial integrity, adding that the whole of Serbia and its people exceptionally appreciate President Xi's role in improving bilateral relations.
Vucic and Li also talked about new Chinese investments, joint projects and improvement of the trade between the two countries.