Improving economic relations between Serbia and African, Arab countries
Friday, 17 october 2014
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met today with ambassadors of African and Arab countries, which confirmed the traditional friendship and closeness with Serbia. Vucic pointed to the possibility of improving economic relations and using the comparative advantages that Serbia has in the region.
In this context, the Prime Minister proposed holding an economic conference with African and Arab countries in Belgrade. The officials also discussed the work of the mixed committees for economic cooperation.
Vucic promised that the Serbian side will soon appoint co-chairmen in the committees in which it has not done so far. Other areas of cooperation were also discussed, particularly the possibility of mutual visa liberalisation.
At the meeting it was agreed to continue close cooperation between these countries, and the initiative to regularly hold joint meetings, which were evaluated as highly beneficial to all parties, was supported.
A briefing for Ambassadors of Afro-Arab group of countries
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic briefed fifteen Ambassadors of the group of African and Arab countries: Algeria, Angola, Guinea, DR Congo, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, in order to further strengthen the position of the Republic of Serbia in Arab countries, and improve and intensify bilateral relations with African partners.
Minister Dacic underlined that Serbia wanted to maintain and improve its traditional ties with the countries of Africa and the Arab world, and stressed readiness for further promotion of economic cooperation with these countries. During the meeting, Minister also announced changes in Serbia’s visa regime that will facilitate business and other contacts between Serbia and these countries.
Ambassador of Palestine Mohammed Nabhan and Ambassador of Algeria Abdelkader Mesdua, as deans of the Diplomatic Corps Arab and African group, put forward proposals for further improvement in communication between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Embassies of this group of countries.
It was agreed that meetings in this format should be organized on a regular basis in the future.