Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Thursday that Belgrade had joined the European Union Declaration about Belarus, following the elections there, in the process of synchronising its foreign policy with the bloc, but that it could not be forgotten that Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was the only world leader who visited Serbia during the 1999 NATO bombing of the country.
"We must not forget Lukashenko's friendship in those difficult times for our people. I hope Lukashenko won't feel bitter about it," Brnabic told reporters.
Sem Fabrizi, the head of the EU Delegation in Serbia broke the news bout Serbia's decision on Wednesday, welcoming it.
The US ambassador to Serbia Antony Godfrey also praised Belgrade for joining the Declaration which condemned the "unfair and unfree" elections in Belarus and the reaction of the country's police against the pro-democracy demonstrators.