US envoy: Whoever wins elections, Serbia will remain important to Washington

US envoy: Whoever wins elections, Serbia will remain important to Washington

US envoy: Whoever wins elections, Serbia will remain important to Washington Izvor: N1

Antony Godfrey, the US ambassador to Serbia, said on Friday he was sure Serbia and the entire region would be still essential to Washington regardless of who would be the next president of the United States.

He told B92 website the US presidential elections on November 3 were exciting but added his country had "almost 250 years of experience as a nation."

"We continue to strive to our ideals, but I'm convinced in the power of our republic," Godfrey said, adding the embassy in Belgrade he headed would continue to work on the development of the US-Serbia relations, regardless of the US elections outcome.

Earlier on Friday, Godfrey met Serbia's new Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic, who said the relations between the two countries reached “a positive dynamics."

Asked to describe the current relations between the two countries, the ambassador said they were "excellent, but not good enough," adding they were going back to "the level of closeness" as they were before the time of Serbia's strongman, late Slobodan Milosevic.

Speaking about the problems in the relationship, Godfrey said he did not see them, but saw a lot of energy "focused on solving the challenges."

"That includes the unsolved relations between Serbia and Kosovo. It's a difficult issue, but I hope we all can agree that everyone needs progress, prosperity and long-lasting stability," the ambassador said.

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