First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic had talks today with Ambassador Christian Hellbach, Envoy of the German Federal Foreign Office for South Eastern Europe, EFTA Countries and Turkey.
Minister Dacic pointed out that the relations between Serbia and Germany were at a very high level and that they were characterized by an intensified cooperation in all fields, by high-level dialogue and a constant rising trend. He emphasized that the bilateral relations, not only political but economic as well, had been considerably improved over the past years. The trade between the two countries reached nearly EUR 4 million in volume terms, with the Federal Republic of Germany being among the major investors and with over 370 Germany companies operating in Serbia and employing some 35,000 workers.
The Serbian Foreign Minister underlined in particular that Serbia wanted to improve its overall cooperation with Germany and reminded that Serbia too made a significant contribution to stability and enhancement of cooperation in the region, adding that Serbia would continue its constructive policy to that end.
Ambassador Hellbach agreed with the assessment of relations between the two countries, emphasizing that Geramny assigned Serbia the most important role in terms of stability and improvement of regional cooperation. He highlighted that Serbia was not only the largest and most important country, but also a country with the largest potential and administrative and other capacity, primarily in the context of European integration.
Ambassador Hellbach said that it was extremely important to Germany that Serbia continued to play its constructive role, because the stability of the region was as much important to Germany as to Europe. He also underscored that the Federal Republic of Germany highly appreciated the policy and the relationship of Serbia towards the migrants.