Vucic, Donfreid discuss bilateral relations, European integration, dialogue

NEWS 24.06.2022 20:24

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic had a phone conversation with American Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried about bilateral relations, European integration and the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

US Special Envoy for Western Balkans Gabriel Escobar and US Ambassador to Belgrade Christopher Hill also took part in the talk that mostly focused on bilateral and especially economic relations and possibilities for cooperation in the field of energy, said a press released issued by the Serbian President’s office.

Donfried lent her strong support to the region’s economic linking through the Open Balkan initiative and agreed with Vucic that it is an example of good regional cooperation and aspiring to common goals.

Vucic shared his impressions from the European Union – Western Balkans summit in Brussels, and Donfried said the US strongly advocates the idea of the region becoming a part of the Union.

The American officials welcomed this week’s progress in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue when a roadmap for the implementation of energy agreements was agreed on, said the press release.

Vucic said Serbia is committed to dialogue as the only way to resolve open issues and reach a sustainable agreement, all in the interest of everyday lives of Serbs and Albanians and peace and stability in the region, said the President’s office.