FM to start four-day visit to Argentina and Chile

BELGRADE -- Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić will begin his four-day South American tour on Tuesday, during which he will visit Argentina and Chile.

(Tanjug, file)
(Tanjug, file)

Dačić will visit Argentina on Tuesday, where he will confer with Foreign Minister Hector Timerman and other high officials and businessmen, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said.

Argentina and Serbia should sign the Agreement on cultural and educational cooperation and the Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation.

Dačić will continue his stay in South America on Thursday by a visit to Chile, where he will confer with Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs Heraldo Munoz Valenzuela.

During his stay in South America, the Serbian minister will discuss further improvement of bilateral relations, strengthening of economic cooperation and continuation of multilateral cooperation since Argentina and Chile are non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.

Dačić last week met with Argentinean Ambassador to Serbia Ricardo Fernando Fernandez ahead of his trip.

They "agreed that the visit would contribute to improvement of bilateral political relations and further development of economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation between the two countries."

In a separate meeting with Serbia's Labor Minister, Ambassador Fernandez said that his country will not recognize Kosovo, while Vulin thanked him for Argentina's support to Serbia's efforts aimed at preserving its territorial integrity.