"Serbia can be European leader in infrastructure projects"

Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday opened the Summit of Transport Ministers and the Forum of Mayors of the Capitals of China and CEE countries.

Source: srbija.gov.rs
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Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng, President Aleksandar Vucic (Tanjug)
Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng, President Aleksandar Vucic (Tanjug)

According to the president, quoted by the government, the countries of the region must be better connected, primarily through infrastructure, and utilise the Chinese Belt and Road initiative.

Vucic said that Serbia and China have well-developed relations in all areas, and recalled that Chinese companies bought the Smederevo steelworks and the Bor mining and metallurigcal complex (RTB Bor), and that a large Chinese investment will begin in Zrenjanin soon.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction Zorana Mihajlovic stated that Serbia could be a leader in Europe in the implementation of infrastructure projects thanks to the mechanism of cooperation between China and 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

She underlined that the infrastructure projects that are being realised in Serbia in cooperation with China will bring development and future to our country.

Mihajlovic underlined that the friendship of President Vucic with President of China Xi Jinping is an additional incentive to be a constructive partner in this part of Europe and a European leader in infrastructure projects.

Minister of Mining and Energy and National Co-ordinator for Cooperation of the People's Republic of China and CEE countries Aleksandar Antic pointed out that Serbia, thanks to the strong friendly relations of the presidents of the two countries, has the most projects within the framework of the cooperation mechanism of China and 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Antic stressed that we should be grateful to China and President Xi, who opened the possibility of this form of cooperation on a bilateral and multilateral basis, but also contributed to the countries of the region cooperating more and having more projects.

Serbia should be proud for having the largest number of projects in the fields of infrastructure and energy. We plan to continue that way as that is one of our priorities, the Prime Minister underlined.

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