MOSCOW – Serbia’s President Tomislav Nikolic is expected to visit the Russian capital on March 9, the country’s ambassador to Russia, Slavenko Terzic, said on Friday.


“The Serbian president will visit Moscow on March 9,” the ambassador said.

During the visit, the Serbian leader is due to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the diplomat said.

This year, Serbia plans to sign an agreement on trade with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), he said. “We expect that our economic relations will come to a higher level. An agreement on this with the EAEU countries has been already reached.”

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an economic bloc which came into force in January 2015. It now consists of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The bloc envisages free movement of goods, services, capital and labour.

“We plan to increase the export of Serbia’s agricultural goods to Russia,” Terzic said. We expect a growth in investments in Serbia’s economy,” he added.