Visiting Hungarian premier meets with top officials

BELGRADE -- Serbian and Hungarian PMs Mirko Cvetković and Viktor Orban agreed that good political ties provide an opportunity to raise economic relations to a higher level.

Orban and Cvetković in Belgrade today (Beta)
Orban and Cvetković in Belgrade today (Beta)

Cvetković pointed out that Orban gave his full support to Serbia's activities on its EU pathway.

Orban said that it is in Hungary's and the EU's best interest for Serbia to become an EU member as soon as possible, adding that his country will offer all the necessary help in that respect.

Cvetković stated at a press conference after the talks with Orban that he had conveyed to his Hungarian counterpart Serbia's desire to get the EU candidate status and the date for the beginning of accession negotiations by the end of the year.

The Serbian prime minister also conveyed the details of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, pointing out that there is a will for all the tabled issues to be resolved.

Cvetković also expressed his expectation that the first positive results will be felt in the period to come.

Orban is paying a one-day working visit to Belgrade, during which he will attend the promotion of a stamp with the face of Franz Liszt, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his birth.

The Hungarian prime minister will also meet with Serbian President Boris Tadić later in the day.