Swedish parliament speaker visits Belgrade

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met on Wednesday in Belgrade with Swedish Parliament Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Source: B92
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Urban Ahlin (Tanjug)
Urban Ahlin (Tanjug)

According to the Serbian government, they discussed "bilateral relations, Serbia's EU integration and economic cooperation between the two countries, which will be significantly improved by opening the new retail store IKEA in Belgrade."

IKEA will be a good example of successful operations in Serbia and a good example to attract more Swedish investments, said Vucic.

The two officials talked about the relations in the region, "especially the recent statements from Albania and Pristina."

Serbia will do everything to maintain stability in the Western Balkans and therefore is not reacting to the latest provocation, said Vucic.

If you want to be a successful country, you have to have successful neighbors, Urban Ahlin, adding that it is therefore necessary to maintain the stability of the Western Balkans.

Vucic "expressed gratitude for the continued support of Sweden to the process of European integration of Serbia."

Ahlin also met separately today with the president of the Serbian National Assembly, Maja Gojkovic.

The EU's door is open to Serbia and all Balkan countries, Ahlin told Gojkovic, noting that, for him, Serbia's EU membership was not a matter of whether, but when.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Gojkovic said they discussed Serbia's EU membership - the country's foreign policy priority.

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