Serbian First Deputy PM and Foreign minister Ivica Dacic met on Monday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The meeting took place during the Summit of the Organization for the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) in Istanbul.

According to the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoted by the government on its website, Erdogan said he “expects the participation of the new President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic at the Energy Forum which will be held in July in Istanbul, and also confirmed that after that he will visit Serbia.”

Erdogan “assessed extremely positively his meeting with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Beijing and expressed his desire to strengthen relations between the two countries.”