Following the meeting with the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán, President Aleksandar Vučić said that the relations between Serbia and Hungary are the best in modern history, both political and economic, as well as in other spheres of life.
Vučić expressed his gratitude to Hungary for the support it continually provides to Serbia on its EU path, as well as for the help during the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am grateful to the Hungarian leadership, especially to Orbán, for his passion and courage to start fighting the windmills of the past a few years ago and to build the future. We have succeeded in that, and I am happy that Serbs and Hungarians, the citizens of the two countries, today have exceptionally good relations,” the President said.
He pointed out that the two countries ended last year with a trade exchange of 1.76 billion euros, and that in the first quarter of this year, despite the crisis, an increase of 8.37 per cent was recorded. He added that Hungary is Serbia’s third partner at the EU level and is approaching the second place.
Vučić said that he was particularly pleased that Hungarian investments would come to Arilje as well, and pointed out that their investors were not only interested in the areas where the Hungarian population lives.
“That way you will be able to see an exceptional company in the processing and food industry in Arilje, which was unthinkable, but it is the result of good cooperation,” said Vučić.