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Meeting of the President of the Republic of Serbia with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation @ 8 October 2021 03:00 PM
The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, met today with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and the Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee for Trade, Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation, Yuri Borisov, with whom he discussed cooperation in the field of energy, industry and infrastructure. The interlocutors also discussed other areas with great potential for cooperation.
President Vučić thanked the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government, Yuri Borisov, for his great personal and professional commitment in the development of relations between the Russian Federation and Serbia. On this occasion, the President personally handed over a birthday card for President Vladimir Putin, asking Yuri Borisov to convey his best wishes and cordial greetings, with an invitation to visit Serbia again as soon as possible.
President Vučić assessed that the strategic relations between the two countries are at an extremely high level, and that these relations are still progressing. President Vučić and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Borisov stated that the implementation of joint infrastructure and energy projects is progressing well, as well as that all projects follow the planned dynamics.
Talking about the current global energy crisis, President Vučić assessed that in that context, the gas pipeline connecting Bulgaria and Hungary through the territory of the Republic of Serbia is of the greatest importance for Serbia, not only in terms of attracting investments and the progress of industrial production, but also in terms of the energy security of the country. The interlocutors expressed confidence that the cooperation with the Russian Federation in this area will contribute to the secure supply of gas to our country, but also to greater efficiency in gas transport while respecting the highest environmental standards.
Vice President Borisov conveyed President Putin's greetings to President Vučić, saying that political and economic relations between the two countries are at the highest level in recent history. Borisov especially emphasized the high degree of trade relations, as well as the interest of the Russian side in higher exports of Serbian goods and services to the market of the Russian Federation.
The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, emphasized that the strong potential for placing our products on the Russian market is still not sufficiently used, and reiterated Serbia's readiness to form joint Serbian-Russian production companies, which would place goods on third markets.
At the meeting, President Vučić and Deputy Prime Minister Borisov also discussed concrete proposals for future cooperation in the field of infrastructure and energy, as well as in other areas of mutual interest.