President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko and thanked for the new 100,000 'Sputnik V' vaccines delivered yesterday and which contribute that the vaccination process in our country continues unhindered.
President Vučić and Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko discussed plans to hold the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which would present an opportunity for new talks on economic cooperation between Serbia and Russia and, in particular, on trade exchange, which is set to exceed four billion dollars.
The two interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the progress of economic cooperation between Serbia and Russia and pointed out that joint infrastructure projects, such as the Stara Pazova-Novi Sad railway and the railway dispatch centre, as well as energy projects, such as the gas pipeline from Bulgarian to the Hungarian border, contribute to our country's economic progress. It was also stated that these projects follow the planned dynamics.
President Vučić and Ambassador Botsan-Kharchenko also discussed the regional situation, especially Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo and Metohija, agreeing that a policy of peace and cooperation is necessary for the stability of the Western Balkans.