President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today for a farewell visit from the Ambassador of Romania, Oana Cristina Popa, and thanked her for her significant contribution to the development of Serbian-Romanian relations during her diplomatic post in Belgrade.
President Vučić said that Serbia highly appreciates Romania’s support in the EU accession process, as well as concrete assistance through the transfer of Romanian experiences from that process. He expressed gratitude to Romania for its principled stance on respecting Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Ambassador Popa stated that Serbia has a sincere supporter in Romania regarding the enlargement of the European Union to the region of the Western Balkans, expressing the belief that it is in the interest of the EU for Serbia to become a full member as soon as possible.
President Vučić and Ambassador Popa confirmed that Serbia and Romania are sincere friends and reliable partners, expressing confidence that good political relations will be accompanied by even better economic ties and cooperation in all areas of common interest. The two interlocutors pointed out that the construction of a highway or a fast road between Belgrade and Timisoara would be of the highest importance.
President Vučić also emphasised the importance of cooperation through the Quadrilateral format, i.e. the High Council for Cooperation of Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece, as this type of cooperation is essential for the development of good neighbourly relations and promotion of peace and stability policy in the region, as well as for the social and economic development of Serbia.
President Vučić wished Ambassador Popa much success in the post of the head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, which she will soon take over.
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30th July 2020