On the first day in New York, Minister Selaković spoke with 20 foreign ministers

19. Sep 2022.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selaković talked with 20 Ministers of Foreign Affairs today, on the margins of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The week during which the general debate is being held as a part of the current session of the UN General Assembly will be an opportunity for talks about a wide range of geopolitical matters, as well as for concrete bilateral initiatives and efforts on deepening relations with countries whose Ministers of Foreign Affairs participate in this event.

Minister Selaković had long bilateral meetings today with Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Sierra Leone, Maldives, Algeria, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Eritrea and Jordan, and a series of short meetings with his counterparts from El Salvador, Romania, Iraq, North Macedonia, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Cyprus, Libya, Ruanda, Tanzania, India and Malaysia.

He informed them about Serbia’s economic results and successfully implemented reform processes over the previous ten years, and the desire to improve bilateral relations with countries worldwide, on the basis of mutual respect and understanding, as well as observance of the fundamental principles of the international legal order. 

Today’s talks in New York were an opportunity to also state the positions in the matter of Kosovo and Metohija and clarify the values on which Serbia is basing its struggle for the preservation of its territorial integrity and sovereignty.    

Serbia is, in the words of Minister Selaković, open for strengthening economic ties and exchanging experiences with friendly and partner countries, and today’s contacts were also an opportunity to launch a number of concrete initiatives.   

During the talks in New York, a number of official invitations were sent for visits to Serbia at the high and highest level, as well as for signing the Memorandum on political consultations with Uzbekistan and Jordan. 

By the end of this week, Minister Selaković is to have several dozens of bilateral meetings in the UN headquarters with his counterparts from countries throughout the world.