11 February 2021 The Head of the PFG with Ukraine in meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia

11 February 2021 The Head of the PFG with Ukraine in meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Head of PFG with Ukraine Meets with Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia

The Head of the Parliamentary Friendship Group with Ukraine Stefan Srbljanovic met today at the National Assembly House with Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Oleksandr Aleksandrovych to discuss intensifying overall cooperation in all areas of common interest for both nations.


The Ukrainian Ambassador was pleased to hear that the Parliamentary Friendship Group with Ukraine boasts 24 MPs from six different parliamentary groups, a testament to the MPs’ increased interest compared to the previous legislature.

Oleksandr Aleksandrovych was interested in intensifying parliamentary cooperation through mutual visits and meetings, both of the members of the two parliaments’ friendship groups and the members of the foreign affairs and the European integration committees.

He opined that there is room to improve economic cooperation, stressing that a free trade agreement between Serbia and Ukraine was being prepared, which, he hoped would be signed soon. He also pointed out the mutual support within international organisations, stressing that Ukraine supports Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and considers Kosovo-Metohija an integral part of Serbia.

The Ukrainian Ambassador was interested in the waste remediation of Lake Potpec, turned into a water dump by snowmelts, rains and the clogging of river Lim. Srbljanovic informed the Ambassador that, thanks to the Minister of Environmental Protection Irena Vujovic and the leadership of Serbia, the lake has been cleaned and rehabilitated. As he said, Lim is an international river that flows through Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and all these countries are implementing prevention measures to make sure this does not happen again.

PFG Head Stefan Srbljanovic agreed with the Ambassador's position that there is room to improve cooperation in all areas, especially in the field of economy, given the two countries’ potentials and interests. He mentioned the common historical facts two nations share, adding that a memorial bust of the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko was unveiled in Novi Sad.

He also thanked the Ukrainian administration for supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Serbia, as well as for Ukraine's non-recognition of the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo.

The officials opined that both countries’ foreign policy goals are, primarily, preservation of sovereignty and territorial integrity and achievement of full EU membership in the near future.

At the end of the meeting, the Head of the PFG with Ukraine and the Ukrainian Ambassador agreed that they would advocate the implementation of the free trade agreement between the two countries, which is being negotiated, and that the National Assembly would soon ratify the visa-free regime agreement for up to 90-day stays of citizens of both countries.



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