Selakovic expressed hope that the EU will continue to support the process of integration of the SEECP participants into the Union, which will bring lasting stability and prosperity to the region and help the consolidation and development of Europe as a whole.
He emphasised that peace and stability have no alternative and represent the guiding star on our region's path to the EU, noting that Belgrade is determined to resolve all open issues through dialogue and good faith – as a responsible and predictable partner, and in accordance with the principles of international law.
We must make sure that what is agreed upon is later respected and fulfilled on the ground, because our agreements primarily concern the well-being of our peoples, but they also speak about who we are and what kind of future we want, the Minister said.
Selakovic stated that Serbia pays full attention to the improvement of regional cooperation and good neighborly relations, emphasizing that by strengthening economic ties within the region, it also contributes to the relaxation of existing political relations.
As he pointed out, Serbia has demonstrated its commitment to improving regional cooperation with neighboring countries – by sending vaccine shipments and enabling vaccination in Serbia.
Our country has so far sent 120,000 vaccines to the region and vaccinated approximately 65,000 citizens of the countries from the region on its territory, which means that we have provided a total of about 200,000 vaccines for our neighbors, the Minister specified.
Selakovic congratulated Turkey on a successful presidency and wished the next presidency, Greece, a lot of success.