Vucic: Serbia wants closest possible ties with Albania

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PARIS – Serbia and Albania will soon hold a conference for politicians and businesspeople to enhance bilateral cooperation and ties, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in Paris Monday after a meeting with Albanian counterpart Edi Rama.

“We will organise the conference with politicians and economists in two to three months to see how Serbia and Albania – and Belgrade and Tirana – can be brought closer together and how to maintain the best possible ties. That is good for our diasporas and regional peace and stability, as well as for our economy,” Vucic told reporters in Paris.

Regional cooperation is always good for Serbia because Serbia has a trade surplus with the countries of the region, Vucic said.

Vucic said that he had had an excellent and substantial conversation with Rama and that they would attend the conference, as would businesspeople from both countries and Kosovo-Metohija Serbs and Albanians.

“We want the best and the closest possible ties and we agreed to enhance our cooperation in the interest of Serbs and Albanians,” Vucic said, adding that constructing a motorway from Nis to Pristina and good contacts between businesspeople from the two countries were a priority.

Establishing direct Air Serbia flights from Belgrade to Pristina is also among the priorities, he said.

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