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A good example

28.10.2016

Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
Under the leadership of their two Prime Ministers, the Slovenian and Serbian ministers met for their third joint session in the last four years. Prime Minister Cerar, who was accompanied by nine ministers, and the hosts discussed economic cooperation between the two states, as well as investments and the migration issue. The economic exchange between Slovenia and Serbia has exceeded €1 billion and keeps growing, with Serbia being the second largest recipient of Slovenian direct investments. The cooperation between Slovenia and Serbia can serve as an example of excellent bilateral relations between two states in the Balkan region.

During the joint meeting of the two governments, the attendees acknowledged the good and productive relations between Serbia and Slovenia, presenting Serbia as an important political as well as economic partner in the region. Slovenia advocates for the door to the EU to remain open for Serbia. As an important anchor of stability in the Western Balkans, Serbia is an important future EU player and member of the common European family.

The two states have recently upgraded their cooperation in the field of succession, which represents one of the most sensitive issues. Joint meetings of governments are seen as a cornerstone of progress in addressing question in this area. The Prime Ministers acknowledged great cooperation between Slovenia and Serbia, emphasising that other states involved in the succession case should follow suit.


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