BELGRADE – US-Serbia bilateral relations are on an upward trajectory, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said at a press conference with US Vice President Joseph Biden on Tuesday.
Vucic said he had discussed three significant topics with Biden – the US-Serbia bilateral relations, the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and potential future progress in it, as well as regional relations and Serbia’s European path.
Vucic added he and Biden had discussed the relations between Serbs and Albanians, informing the US vice president that, in a month’s time, Serbia would welcome Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Kosovo-Metohija ethnic Albanian representatives and businesspeople.
Through business forums and meetings, Serbia wants to develop as a country and ensure higher economic growth while protecting its state and national interests, he said.
“We spoke about all that has happened over the past 30 years and, I would say that, in these relations between Serbs and Albanians, many people committed numerous mistakes.
For us as a nation, for the government of Serbia and for me personally, taking that kind of responsibility for mistakes committed by our compatriots has never been a problem,” Vucic said.
He said he believed others would do the same as many Serbs and Albanians had lost their lives, which he said would not happen again in the future.
“I believe a different future – and something we can try to reach an agreement on, rather than watch each other through the crosshairs – is ahead for us” Vucic said.
There is a growing number of US investors in Serbia, even though that is not mentioned often enough, Vucic said.