FM: Serbia to contract lobbyists as soon as possible

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Source: Tanjug / Mihajlo Jelisavčić

Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday that Belgrade should employ lobbyists to defend the country’s interests in solving the Kosovo issue.

He has told the Blic daily that 173 countries already have signed lobbyist contracts with the American agencies and that it is clear that, in the modern time,  states function in the way.

“The aim should be to get access to the decision-making people, i.e., to the US President Donald Trump, to secure their support for a permanent solution to the issue of Kosovo,” Dacic said.

He added that the point was that everything was transparent, and called to mind that previous Serbia’s government had listed “Podesta Group” for 100,000 US dollars a month, but that the agency later signed a contract with the Albanians as well.

Dacic said that a total amount paid to the „Podesta Group“ was 900,000 dollars, while for another group the government had allocated 1.4 million dollars.

He did not elaborate on the effects of these lobbyists’ groups work.