The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Maja Gojkovic met today with the Parliament Speaker of Chile Iván Flores García who is taking part in the coming 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Belgrade, 13 – 17 October.
Gojkovic thanked Chile for respecting Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, international law and UNSC Resolution 1244. Gojkovic also thanked Chile for its support in international organizations during Kosovo’s attempts to join, hoping that Chile would continue to support Serbia’s position during the INTERPOL General Assembly in Chile, because having Kosovo join INTERPOL goes against international law and the rules and objectives of INTERPOL itself.
García stressed that Chile respects Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and considers respecting international law and the principle of territorial integrity and sovereignty highly important. His country does not recognize the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo-Metohija and cannot endorse its INTERPOL bid. Chile stands by its position and will not change it.
Gojkovic and García opined that the two countries enjoy friendly political relations without outstanding issues and are both interested in developing cooperation in a number of areas. The Assembly Speaker said that her presence at the inauguration of Chilean President Miguel Juan Sebastian Piñera testifies to Serbia’s firm commitment to the development and strengthening of said friendly relations.
Gojkovic and García spoke in favour of promoting parliamentary cooperation and multilateral contacts, and the Serbian Assembly Speaker was invited to the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Santiago Chile on 2 December.
Gojkovic and García also spoke about boosting the volume of trade and agricultural cooperation.