Good cooperation between Serbia and the institutions of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

14. Jun 2021.
Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, talked with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Kairat Abdrakhmanov.

Selaković expressed satisfaction with the fact that the High Commissioner will begin his activities in the OSCE participating States with a visit to Serbia, emphasizing that our country attaches great importance to the institution of the High Commissioner, with which it has been achieving quality cooperation for years.

The Minister said that Serbia is committed to the protection and promotion of individual and collective rights of members of national minorities living on its territory. He also pointed out the constant engagement in improving the institutional and legal framework in this area, as well as in its effective implementation.

The head of Serbian diplomacy said that our Law on the Protection of Rights of National Minorities is one of the most progressive in the region, emphasizing that the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue was formed in order to implement and respect these norms.

Serbia promotes a regional policy based on peace and stability, and we want the position of the Serbian people in the countries of the region to be the same as the position of national minorities in Serbia, said Minister Selaković.

Selaković also informed his interlocutor about the status and position of the Serbian people in neighboring countries and asked High Commissioner Abdrakhmanov to keep this issue high on his agenda.


Photo: OSCE / Milan Obradović