Vucic and Orban discuss economic cooperation after coronavirus pandemic ends

NEWS 22.03.2020 14:33
Source: Tanjug/Instagram/BuducnostSrbijeAV

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban discussed ways their countries could cooperate in efforts to eliminate the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic at a meeting in Budapest on Sunday.

Vucic posted a photo of the meeting on Instagram and wrote: “Preparations for the day after the victory against the coronavirus” next to it.

Serbia’s Finance, Sinisa Mali, and Hungary’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Peter Szijjarto, also participated in the meeting.  

Vucic and Orban discussed “bilateral relations, cooperation and solidarity in the battle against the coronavirus and plans for supporting the economic development of both countries after the pandemic ends,” the President’s office said.  

They also discussed the migrant crisis and Serbia’s Euro-integration process with Mali and Szijjarto.  

“The two countries are working on cooperating in efforts to eliminate the economic consequences of the pandemic, considering the great potential and progress in their economic relationship throughout the past period,” the press release said.

Considering that Orban “is a great friend of Serbia,” Vucic asked him to push for the “acceleration of the inclusion of Serbia and the Western Balkans in EU aid funds for the fight against the coronavirus and for the elimination of economic consequences of the pandemic,” it said.