A member of the German Parliament and the Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office Peter Beyer told Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade that the European Union did not have future without the integration of the Western Balkans, the Beta news agency reported on Monday.
The two discussed the bilateral relations, the region and Serbia’s European integration.
Vucic told Beyer that Belgrade was committed to the normalisation of relations with Pristina through a compromise acceptable to both sides, a statement from his office said.
“We expect that such a solution if we come to it, will have support from Germany, the EU and a wider international community,” Vucic said.
He added he expected Germany to continue to help that Serbia’s reform efforts were adequately valued within the EU.
The statement from Vucic’s office quoted Beyer as saying that the German interest was that the region was stable and economically healthy and that “the EU does not have a future without the Western Balkans in the bloc.”