After the meeting, Vucic expressed gratitude for the cordial hospitality and the opportunity to speak about Serbia's views, as well as for the sincerity, openness and good conversation he had with the German Chancellor, noting that both sides agreed that there has been a great rise in bilateral and especially economic relations between Serbia and Germany.
Germany is the largest and most important trade partner of Serbia, just as Serbia is the largest trade partner of Germany in the Western Balkans. Only eight years ago, Germany was the number four partner of the Republic of Serbia, while today it is convincingly the first, Vucic pointed out.
The President of Serbia underlined that Chancellor Scholz has great confidence in the European future of the entire region of the Western Balkans, noting that this is an important promise for all people in this area, especially for Serbia.
We talked about two other big and important topics - Serbia's attitude towards the war in Ukraine and the situation in the Western Balkans region. I pointed to our country's stance regarding the nature of that conflict that we expressed twice during the important vote at the United Nations (UN), as well as in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). I spoke about all the problems that Serbia is facing, along with the key issue of regional relations. We had an open and meaningful conversation and I am grateful for that, said the President of Serbia.
He also pointed out that he assured the German Chancellor that Serbia will not be the cause of any problems, as well as that the Western Balkans will have peace and stability.
Vucic added that he is looking forward to Chancellor Scholz's upcoming visit to Belgrade.
Chancellor Scholz pointed out that the conversation with President Vucic was fruitful, and that the most important thing on the path to membership in the European Union is that Serbia remains consistent on the path of implementing reforms.
The German government explicitly confirms the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries. It is in the interest of the region and the European Union for them to be full members, the German Chancellor stated.
Also, in Berlin Vucic talked with EU Special Representative for the Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina Miroslav Lajcak and Prime Minister of the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Kosovo Albin Kurti.
The Serbian President spoke today in Berlin with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Annalena Baerbock about the European perspective of Serbia, crisis in Ukraine and the situation in Kosovo and Metohija.
"I am satisfied with the great interest of the German government in the talks with Serbia," the President of Serbia concluded.