4 Apr. 2021 - FM Christodoulides travels to Belgrade for bilateral working visit and for joint meeting with Serbian and Greek counterparts

Press release regarding the trip of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to Belgrade for a bilateral working visit and for a joint meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Greece

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides travels to Belgrade, where he is due to pay a working visit tomorrow, Monday (5/4).

During the visit, Mr. Christodoulides will meet with his Serbian counterpart, Mr. Nikola Selaković, and he will also be received by the President of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vučić, who he will award him the Order of the Serbian Flag, 1st class, during a special ceremony, for his outstanding contribution to the development and strengthening of relations between the two countries, following a decision by the Government of Serbia on the occasion of the this year's anniversary the Republic of Serbia's Statehood Day.

Moreover, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will hold separate meetings with the President of Serbia's National Assembly, Mr. Ivica Dačić, and with the Minister of European Integration, Ms. Jadranka Joksimović, respectively, and is also due sign a Memorandum of Cooperation on Youth affairs with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Vanja Udovičić.

Later in the day, Mr. Christodoulides will participate in a joint meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Serbia and Greece. The meeting will focus on the development of joint actions by the three countries, including in areas such as energy, economy, trade, tourism and connectivity, as well as on cooperation on Diaspora issues. Furthermore, the three Ministers are expected to exchange views on the latest developments in relation to the Cyprus question, the Western Balkans, Serbia's EU accession negotiations, migration, as well as on cooperation in dealing with the effects of the pandemic. At the end of their joint meeting, the three Ministers will deliver statements at a press conference (scheduled for 13.45 Cyprus time).