Selaković: Serbia is committed to respecting international law and dialogue
After the meeting Minister Selaković stated that Serbia was committed to respecting international law and dialogue.
“It is our firm position as regards respecting the basic principles of international law and the UN Charter, such as the principle of preserving territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as the commitment of the Republic of Serbia to peaceful resolution of disputes, commitment to dialogue not only in case of Belgrade and Priština, but also dialogue in general as the basic instrument of diplomacy in seeking a solution to contentious issues,” said Minister Selaković.
According to him, the majority of the participants supported the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština, and some of the member states, such as the representative of Romania, openly expressed not only support but also respect for the manner Serbia is administered under the leadership of President Aleksandar Vučić. Minister Selaković conveyed that some countries also invited Priština to get more involved in the dialogue and show with its concrete gestures and activities that it actually cared for the dialogue.
Selaković stated that the main topic at the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs was Ukraine and the events related to the war conflicts, as well as that the Ministers discussed the consequences the conflict could have on the European integration of the Western Balkans.
Minister Selaković said he would have the honour of representing the President of Serbia and Serbia at the Summit of the South East European Co-operation Process since President Aleksandar Vučić was attending a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
“It is an opportunity not only to affirm the standpoints and values we are fighting for, but also to fight using these types of appearances and meetings on the margins of such events for the main standpoints and objectives of our foreign policy,” concluded Minister Selaković.
On the sidelines of the Thessaloniki Summit, Minister Selaković also had bilateral meetings with the foreign ministers of Slovenia and Northern Macedonia, Tanja Fajon and Bujar Osmani, as well as with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Josip Brkić, with whom he discussed bilateral and regional issues.