Minister Selakovic addressed the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Serbian National Assembly

22. Dec 2021.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic addressed today the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, speaking about the results of the work of the Ministry in the past year and the plans of Serbian diplomacy in the period ahead.

Minister Selakovic informed the members of the Committee that since taking office as Head of Serbian diplomacy, he had 403 meetings with foreign state officials, of which 17 with heads of state, 10 with prime ministers and 136 with foreign ministers.

In a period of less than a year, as the beginning of this year was marked by travel restrictions amid the pandemic, he carried out 36 visits abroad and hosted 19 visits of foreign state officials to Serbia.

According to the Minister, Serbia's foreign policy activities this year were crowned by the commemorative event held on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Belgrade conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, which was attended by representatives of 120 countries and during which he had as many as 42 bilateral meetings.

At the sitting of the Foreign Affairs Committee, which lasted three and a half hours, Minister Selakovic informed the MPs in detail about the activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the fields of economic and public diplomacy, talked about cooperation with the diaspora and Serbs in the region, as well as the changes implemented in terms of the functioning of Serbian diplomacy.

The MPs expressed satisfaction with the improved cooperation with the departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the good exchange of information necessary for the functioning of international bilateral cooperation at the level of parliaments and in multilateral organizations.

Selakovic and members of the Foreign Affairs Committee also discussed the further enhancement of coordination between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, aiming to make the activity of Serbian parliamentary diplomacy as efficient as possible.