BELGRADE – Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said Friday that media speculations about Russia’s ruling party United Russia allegedly requesting Serbia to combine the upcoming elections with a referendum on our country’s accession to NATO was nonsense, stressing that Serbia did not want to be a member of that military alliance.

Asked by journalists to comment on what they called the Russian president’s party request, Dacic said that he did not even heard about it, but it would be as ridiculous as holding a referendum on whether we wanted to be a member of BRICS despite not even being invited to join the bloc.

“Why should we be holding a referendum on something we don’t want in the first place? We don’t even want to be a NATO member. It’s all just a political conundrum”, said Dacic.

Speaking about Serbia’s iterests, Dacic said it was best for Serbia “to be a member of the European Union and have good relationships with Moscow, Washington and others, and to foster cooperation with everyone in such a way that we can be partners.”