Minister Dacic receives the Ambassador of Portugal

21. Feb 2024.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic received today a courtesy call from the newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Portuguese Republic to the Republic of Serbia, Jose Velez Caroco.

In an open and cordial discussion, the parties agreed that bilateral relations between the two countries were good and friendly and that there was room and mutual readiness to promote them further as well as to step up bilateral political dialogue at all levels.

Minister Dacic expressed gratitude to the Portuguese Republic for its continued support for Serbia's European integration and noted the importance of understanding the position of the Republic of Serbia in the process, especially when it comes to the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.

The interlocutors agreed that there were numerous opportunities to further strengthen all forms of cooperation of significance to both sides, in particular, in the economy, tourism, the renewable energy sector, education and cultural cooperation.

Recalling that Lisbon hosted a World Expo in 1998, Ambassador Velez Caroco conveyed Portugal's readiness to share its experiences with Belgrade and noted that Portuguese companies were interested in taking part in building the infrastructure required to organize the event.