Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Foreign Affairs and European Integrations Committee Chairmen Meet With Luxembourg Foreign Minister
The Chairmen of the Foreign Affairs Committee and European Integrations Committee, Prof. Dr Dragoljub Micunovic and Laszlo Varga respectively, met today at the National Assembly House with Luxembourg’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jean Asselborn.
European Integrations Committee Chairman Laszlo Varga briefed Minister Asselborn on the National Assembly’s activities and efforts directed at Serbia’s gaining EU candidate status by the end of the year. He said that some key laws are about to be adopted which are a prerequisite for the candidacy status. Varga asked Luxembourg to continue its support of visa liberalisation for Serbian citizens despite the current problems because otherwise it would have negative consequences on Serbia’s continued Euro-integration process.
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Prof. Dr Dragoljub Micunovic briefed the guest on the political reform and democratisation of political life in Serbia in the last decade. To Minister Asselborn’s question about the relations between Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, Micunovic replied that Serbia as a signer of the Dayton Accord respects the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and appeals for dialogue and agreement in the resolution of internal issues. Serbia and the Republic of Srpska have an agreement on special relations, compliant with the Dayton Accord, which provides the basis for cooperation in the spheres of culture, education and other.
Committees related to this activity
11.00 - the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee meets with the Cypriot Ambassador to Serbia (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)
12.00 - sitting of the Culture and Information Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 4)
Following the sitting of the Culture and Information Committee - press conference of MP Sinisa Kovacevic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)
12.30 - press conference of MP Nebojsa Bakarec (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)
13.00 - the National Assembly Speaker meets with the Canadian Ambassador to Serbia (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)