BELGRADE – At a meeting with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Monday, US Ambassador Kyle Scott and the head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport stressed their support for economic and political reforms undertaken by the Serbian government and Vucic’s goal of preparing Serbia for EU accession in 2020.
The diplomatic representatives of Serbia’s two largest bilateral donors discussed with Vucic their commitment to implementing major cooperation programmes whose priorities have been coordinated with the Serbian government.
The two ambassadors noted the significance of strengthening the judicial system and the rule of law for attracting new foreign investments to Serbia, the Serbian government said in a statement.
Davenport and Scott also highlighted the significance of progress in efforts to support and strengthen regional security, including further steps in the dialogue with Pristina.
Vucic thanked Davenport and Scott for their support for Serbia on its European path.
Vucic extended condolences to Scott over the horrific terror attack in Orlando, handing him a letter of condolences for US President Barack Obama.
Monday’s meeting took place a few days after the European Commission denied allegations by some Serbian media that the EU and US ambassadors are involved in “an attempt to radicalise” protests in Belgrade and Novi Sad.