BELGRADE – The U.S. supports Serbia on its European path and it wants to see Serbia in the European Union, U.S. Ambassador Kyle Scott said during a meeting he had with Serbian Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic in Belgrade Tuesday.

Scott also commended the reform process carried out by the Serbian government, according to a release from the government’s media relations office.

The U.S. ambassador said that the U.S. viewed Serbia as a key stability player in the Western Balkans and voiced hope that Serbia’s EU accession negotiations would continue at a fast pace.

Scott and Joksimovic said that regional dialogue was vital to cooperation and future relations in the region, the release said.

Joksimovic pointed out that Prime Minister Vucic had done a lot in promoting cooperation in the region, adding that Serbia had shown that it was open to the future, preservation of stability and regional progress, and it was important to strengthen economic cooperation, as it was creating new opportunities for all.

Joksimovic said that Serbia had met all the requirements for opening Chapters 23 and 24 and it now rested with the European Union to reach a consensus on the issue.