Selaković: Germany is One of the Most Important Economic Partners of Serbia

23. Apr 2021.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selaković met today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Heiko Maas

Minister Selaković stated that Germany is one of the most important economic partners of Serbia, one of the largest investors in the Serbian economy, and on our side there is interest in further improving economic cooperation.

Serbia, according to the head of Serbian foreign affairs, is increasingly profiling itself as one of the most attractive global destinations for investment, and in this regard German support in the field of dual education is highly valuable and useful.

The meeting included discussions on the forthcoming Berlin Process summit, to be held on 8 June, and the participants expressed interest in maximising the number of specific projects and activities within this initiative.

The ministers expressed their hope that the two countries will sign an agreement in the field of culture during the forthcoming period.

Minister Maas expressed his satisfaction with his first official visit to Serbia and the fact that it is held on the occasion of the opening of the new German Embassy building in Belgrade.

New German Embassy Building in Belgrade Opened

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas ceremoniously opened the new German Embassy building in Belgrade today.

Along with Minister Maas, the ribbon was ceremoniously cut by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selaković, President of the Assembly Ivica Dačić, and Ambassador of Germany to Serbia Thomas Schieb.

On this occasion Maas said that the new embassy is a modern building and symbol of the relationship between the two countries, recalling that Germany is Serbia’s largest bilateral trade partner, that German companies have invested large amounts in Serbia, and that the development cooperation is Serbia is intensifying, with over two billion euros invested through it.

“Centre is the word that best describes this beautiful edifice. It is located in the heart of Belgrade, near the dynamic centre, and the political heart of the country”, Maas said in his speech.