After the meeting, Selakovic said that the significance of his visit to the Netherlands is multiple, considering that 14 years have passed since the last Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia visited The Hague, as well as because in 2021 we are marking 130 diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Serbia.
The Minister presented what Serbia has done so far in the field of economic reforms, reforms in the field of rule of law and strengthening the rule of law.
The best proof of that is the number and volume of investments coming to Serbia. Investments will not come if the country is insecure, if there is no stable and predictable legal system, the head of Serbian diplomacy explained.
He conveyed that the Netherlands is especially interested in the situation in our region, that the position of Serbia is important to it, and how Serbia is posing towards all the challenges that the region is facing.
What is a great encouragement for us is the Dutch support for the Open Balkans initiative, and that was a special topic at the meeting, he pointed out and added that this initiative, which included Albania and North Macedonia, met with serious support.
Selakovic reminded that the Netherlands was nominally the largest investor in the Serbian economy from 2010 to 2020, that Dutch companies invested €8.5 billion in that period, and that at the moment companies from that country employ more than 17,000 workers in Serbia.