The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Serbia: it is necessary to further stimulate economic relations with Russia

МИД Сербии: надо дополнительно стимулировать экономические отношения с РФ

The first Vice-Premier of the government of Serbia and foreign Minister Ivica Dacic at a meeting with Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev in Belgrade said that the relations of Russia and Serbia are developing successfully, and to give more incentives for the development of trade and economic cooperation, reported the press service of the foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

“Minister Dacic stressed that the relations of the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation are traditionally good and are developing in the interests of and to the satisfaction of both States, and that it is necessary to provide additional incentives for the development of trade and economic relations”, — the press service quoted the first Deputy head of the Serbian government.

It is also reported that the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Serbia and the Secretary of security Council of Russia discussed relations between the two countries in the field of security and opportunities for their development, “and both agreed that it is necessary to carry out even closer cooperation with the Russian security services”.

The day before speaking with Patrushev behind closed doors, the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Serbia nebojša stefanović said that Belgrade now has successfully cooperated with the interior Ministry, the FSB and the National guard. According to the press service of the interior Ministry of the Republic, Mr. Patrushev reported on the Russian proposal of the Ministry of interior of Serbia to consider “the work on the Memorandum of understanding” that would create the necessary formal conditions for constant contact on issues of interest to both parties. The Secretary of the Russian security Council stressed that such a document “would not have the status of an international Treaty” legally binding character and could be signed on the sidelines of an international security conference to be held next year in Russia.

During the visit the consultations with Patrushev, Deputy Prime Minister, interior Minister of Serbia Stefanovic and Minister of defence Zoran Djordjevic. Also scheduled his meeting with Dacic and President Tomislav Nikolic. It is also planned that Patrushev will attend the ceremony of laying wreaths at the Memorial to the liberators of Belgrade and the Monument to Soviet soldiers. On Thursday, the Secretary of the Russian security Council is expected to meet with Chairman of the Serbian government Alexander Survived.

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