The interlocutors agreed that there are significant opportunities for additional investments by the United Kingdom in Serbia, and accordingly, Vesic presented the most significant projects that are being implemented or are expected to be implemented soon.
The Minister noted that the Serbian airline Air Serbia operates direct flights on the Belgrade-London route, where the capacity occupancy is as much as 90 percent.
He stated that in addition to the construction of the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway, the construction of the Belgrade-Nis high-speed railway, worth €2.7 billion, is expected.
Also, as he added, negotiations are ongoing on the continuation of the railway to North Macedonia, and discussions with Greece, Turkey and Albania on further expansion of the railway to Thessaloniki, Istanbul and Tirana are also expected.
The plan is also to build a Belgrade-Zagreb-Ljubljana-Vienna high-speed railway, Vesic said and explained that our idea is to connect with our neighbours, that is, with Europe, by rail.
Barton stated that there is a mutual desire to further improve relations between Serbia and the United Kingdom, adding that in the last few years, a significant increase in trade between the two countries has already been recorded.
He invited Vesic to visit London in order to present to British companies all the opportunities for cooperation, which, as he noted, are many.
The interlocutors also discussed the construction of the Belgrade subway, as well as the road digitisation project in Serbia, in which British companies could also find space.
The meeting at the government of Serbia was also attended by Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Belgrade Sian MacLeod, who, together with Commissioner Barton, expressed her condolences over the tragedies that shook Serbia last week, stating that they sympathise with the families of those killed in two shootings.