UN continues to assist Serbia's reforms - government

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met on Monday with Resident Coordinator of the UN in Serbia Karla Robin Hershey.

Source: srbija.gov.rs
(Tanjug)
(Tanjug)

According to the Serbian government, they discussed "activities in the five-year development partnership program signed by Serbia with the United Nations Team."

The program includes UN agencies, funds and program and represents a comprehensive framework for cooperation and assistance of the UN system for improving the economic, social and ecological development of Serbia.

Hershey "pointed out that most of the line ministries are already involved in the program and that joint forces should be used to continue reforms in the areas of the rule of law, public administration and the development of social and human resources, adding that the Development Partnership Framework is fully aligned with the process of accession negotiations Serbia and the European Union."

Brnabic said that Serbia has "very good fiscal discipline and that the government's priority is investing in large infrastructure projects, which is why good coordination of various sources of financing for projects of the United Nations and the European Union is crucial."

She "pointed out that through joint work of ministries, offices and agencies of the government of Serbia with the UN system, the five-year plan will be successfully implemented in the interest of all citizens of Serbia."

Hershey invited Brnabic to participate in the "Western Balkans at the Crossroads – New Challenges, Changing Dynamics" gathering that the United Nations is organizing in Brussels in December, the government announced on its website.

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