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McCain: Serbia, Serbian people to decide on NATO membership

Aleksandar Vučić and John McCain

TANJUG_maliBELGRADE – Serbia’s military neutrality and possible NATO membership is a matter that Serbia and the Serbian people will decide on, US Senator John McCain said Friday.
NATO membership is a decision that is up to Serbia and its citizens, Serbia’s priority is EU accession, McCain said at a press conference with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić.

Asked how he sees Serbia’s military neutrality, its stepped-up military technical cooperation with Russia and potential NATO membership, McCain said that he is afraid that the Middle Eastern crisis will involve various peoples in one way or another and that, over time, Serbia will have an increasing role in humanitarian operations.

Anything more than that is something that Serbia and the Serbian people will decide on, he said.

Asked if the US policy will change after the presidential elections, he responded affirmatively.

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