Speaking at a press conference, after the sixth meeting with Minister Osmani, Selakovic said that he is particularly pleased with today’s signing of the Agreement on the establishment of centres of culture and information in Skopje and Belgrade.
At today’s meeting, the two ministers noted that in 2021, the trade exchange between the two countries reached its historic peak of €1,120,000,000, which exceeded the level of exchange from the period before the covid pandemic.
Selakovic specified that Serbia’s export to North Macedonia reached €815 million, and that export from North Macedonia to Serbia also grew by 41,7 percent last year. He voiced hope that with the further implementation of the Open Balkans Initiative, the exchange between the two countries will continue to grow.
The Open Balkans Initiative is inclusive for us and we would like it to include the entire Western Balkans, but we are convinced that once it starts giving serious results, others will also show interest in joining this winning team, Selakovic said.
Osmani said that today’s talks were open and constructive and that it was concluded that the relations between the two countries are friendly and those of partners, with a tendency for expansion of cooperation.
He underlined that the Republic of North Macedonia gives full support to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the resolution of all outstanding issues.