Serbia advocates preserving stability, lasting peace in the region

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić met in Berlin today with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini.

Vučić, Brnabić and Mogherini discussed the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština, as well as the situation in the Western Balkans.

Vucic said in a statement to reporters in Berlin after the meeting that Serbia is ready to continue the dialogue as soon as Pristina abolishes the 100% taxes on Serbian goods.

Vucic said that the taxes were unsustainable and added that he and Mogherini also discussed bilateral issues such as Železara Smederevo and steel quotas.

We will not allow our ironworks to vanish due to various procedures, he stressed.

The Serbian President also said that our country is dedicated to its European path and that it will continue to work on it.

Also, Vučić reiterated that Serbia does not want conflicts, but the preservation of stability and long-lasting peace in the Western Balkans region.

He stressed that a solution to the Kosovo problem must come as a compromise and that there must be no pressures and conditions on Serbia.

The meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security Federica Mogherini preceded the Western Balkans summit, organised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emanuel Macron.

Besides the President and Prime Minister of Serbia, the leaders of Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, North Macedonia, as well as representatives of the provisional institutions of self-government in Priština attend the gathering.

The gathering will also be attended by the prime ministers of Croatia and Slovenia.

After this meeting, conclusions and guidelines for the future of the Western Balkans will be made.