Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic received on Monday in Belgrade the ambassador of the Russian Federation, Aleksandr Chepurin.

According to a statement from the presidency, cited by Tanjug, Vucic “thanked Chepurin for Russia’s political support to Serbia.”

The president also told Moscow’s top diplomat in this country that Serbia “will continue to build good relations with the Russian Federation, and protect its military neutrality, independence and autonomy in making political decisions.”

According to the statement, “special emphasis was placed on joint actions to set up an industrial zone in order to attract more investors from the Russian Federation.”

Vucic and Chepurin “expressed their satisfaction over the nine percent increasing in trade between the two countries in the first six months of this year.”

They also “emphasized the need to intensify work on further strengthening economic cooperation and exchange of capital and trade goods.”

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