British interest in Western Balkans unchanged, UK ambassador says

British interest in Western Balkans unchanged, UK ambassador says

British interest in Western Balkans unchanged, UK ambassador says Izvor: TANJUG/ RADE PRELIC

British interests in the Western Balkans remain unchanged despite Brexit because UK foreign police does not depend on whether the country is meber of the European Union or not, British Ambassador to Serbia Sian McLeod said on Thursday.

The ambassador told a meeting on Brexit, the EU and the Western Balkans that the United Kingdom will continue supporting reforms and regional cooperation in the region.  

McLeod said that the media are ignoring British financial aid to the region, specifying that 10 million GBP has been invested into digitalization in schools and almost 40 million GBP in the Fund for Peaceful Conflict Resolution, e-administration and to strengthen freedom of the media. She said that fighting crime and corruption and reinforcing the rule of law are also important in attracting investments.

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