Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic had a series of talks on Friday with European Parliament officials, her Luxembourg counterpart and Russia’s ambassador in Belgrade, the government said in separate press releases on its web site.
The Serbian Prime Minister told Russian Ambassador Alexander Botsan-Harchenko that inter-state cooperation is of decisive importance at a moment when the entire world faces challenges in the coronavirus pandemic. She expressed gratitude for Russia aid and donations and for the “the dedication of Russian doctors who fought against the coronavirus together with Serbian teams”. “The Ambassador underlined that Serbia is especially committed to cooperation on joint infrastructure projects and noted that despite the current situation, great progress has been made in this field,” a press release said.
The government media service said that Brnabic spoke with Tanja Fajon MEP (Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to Serbia), Rapporteur for Serbia Vladimir Bilcik MEP and EU Delegation chief Sem Fabrizi about the current situation in the country during the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to combat it. It said that the prime minister “underlined that European integration remains the country’s strategic goal and key foreign policy priority”. The press release quoted Brnabic as saying that the government is committed to continuing open and constructive dialogue with the European MPs, with the intention of fully meeting all conditions for fair and democratic elections.
Brnabic and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel discussed the coronavirus pandemic and economic consequences of the crisis and agreed to continue developing cooperation between the two countries Bettel is quoted as saying that Serbia will always have Luxembourg's support in all fields.