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Serbia key country in the region

10. July 2017. | Belgrade

Serbia key country in the region

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic today talked with State Minister for Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany Michael Roth about the relations and further cooperation of the two countries and European integration of Serbia.

The officials also discussed the reforms that are being implemented in the process, the situation in the region and other important topics.

Joksimovic expressed gratitude to Germany as an important strategic partner on the significant support and assistance it provides to Serbia in the process of EU accession.

Such a relationship is confirmed by the fact that Germany is our largest bilateral donor, since it has allocated €1.6 billion for various projects in the past 15 years, she said.

She reiterated that Serbia will be a credible and reliable partner of the European Union, noting that it will work closely and actively in resolving issues important for the EU, including the migrant crisis.

Joksimovic pointed out that European integration is Serbia's strategic goal and noted that reforms implemented in the process of EU accession are in the function of the overall development of the country.

She added that Belgrade is clearly committed to continuing talks with Pristina and full implementation of the Brussels agreement, while emphasising the importance of forming the Community of Serbian municipalities.

Roth, expressing the belief that Serbia is a key country for the stability of the region, assessed that it is a reliable partner both for Germany and the European Union.

He emphasised the importance of continuing and accelerating the dynamics of the reform processes, especially in the area of the rule of law, which will lead to an acceleration of the dynamics of accession negotiations and Serbia's progress towards the EU.

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