Attempts to create a “Greater Albania” have been a topic of conversation as Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The daily Vecernje Novosti is reporting this, adding that they met in Beijing and spoke about the political situation in the region.
The daily cites unnamed sources who said that Putin and Vucic, during a dinner organized by Chinese President Xi Jinping, “considered the ever-increasing threatening statements coming from political representatives of Albanians in the Balkans,” and “expressed their concern, assessing that such rhetoric represents a potential for conflict.”
Vucic is leading a Serbian delegation taking part in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
The delegation signed several memorandums of cooperation with Chinese companies in the fields of infrastructure, industry and education, including a memorandum of understanding and cooperation on the Belgrade South Adriatic project, for sections from Preljina to Pozega and from Pozega to Boljare, and another on the Novi Sad Ruma expressway construction project.
These memorandums were signed with representatives of the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) and are worth a combined EUR 2.5 billion.
Another agreement concerns a project to build a Chinese-Serbian industrial park in Belgrade.
Vucic spoke with Chinese businesspeople about cooperation possibilities in the military, transportation and aviation industries, Beta reported.
Beside Xi and Putin, Vucic also met with Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.