Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic told the head of the Council of Europe (CoE) mission in Belgrade Tobias Flessenkemper on Tuesday his country counted on the CoE support in implementing reforms, while Flessenkemper called on Serbia’s authorities to use the Council’s advisory capacity more in the process of reforms and in improving the work of the Parliament.
A statement from Vucic’s office said that “Serbia is committed to a partnership with the CoE and to work on its further improvement.”
Vucic was quoted as saying his country highly appreciated the implementation of the CoE programme, including those joint with the European Union.
He reiterated Serbia’s commitment to the strengthening of the political dialogue in the region, especially the economic cooperation among the Western Balkans countries.
Vucic added Serbia was among leading countries which secured an exceptional climate for resolving all open issues peacefully and responsibly.
Flessenkemper was quoted as recalling the CoE would celebrate the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights and that an event was planned for Wednesday at the Belgrade University and invited Vucic to attend the marking of 20th anniversary of the opening of the CoE Office in Belgrade next year.
The Mission head also said the CoE would continue to actively and closely cooperate with Serbia on all projects including an intensified cooperation with the European Court for Human Rights, as well as Serbia’s more active participation in future CoE projects.