Selakovic attends inauguration of new Colombian President

NEWS 08.08.2022 09:42
Source: Tanjug/Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova/Branko Lazić

As a special envoy of the President of Serbia, Foreign Affairs Minister Nikola Selakovic attended in Bogota the inauguration of Colombia’s new President Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego.

Selakovic conveyed the personal congratulations of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, a Ministry press release said, adding that the Minister said Colombia’s new President expressed his desire to meet with Vucic in the nearest future.

Selakovic explained that Colombia is the fourth most powerful Latin American country, both in terms of population and economic parameters, adding that Serbia can develop „numerous potentials of comprehensive cooperation” with it.

Noting that the inauguration was one of the most attended events in that part of the world, Selakovic said it was also an opportunity for him to speak with several foreign ministers and other senior officials of Latin American countries.

“My visit to Bogota and the Colombian President’s inauguration were an opportunity to affirm our position on Kosovo with those who support us, but also to inform those who have recognized Kosovo of our arguments, and for us to express readiness for the development of cooperation in all other areas,” the press release quoted Selakovic as saying.

The Minister is on a multi-day official tour of the Latin American region. He will next be paying an official visit to Costa Rica, where he will meet with his Costa Rican counterpart and other officials.