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Juncker, Tusk congratulate Vučić: Stable institutions, rule of law, fight against corruption crucial

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of European Council Donald Tusk congratulate the newly elected President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić.

In a letter to Vučić they congratulate him on his election as President of Serbia, confirming the strong support he enjoys among Serbian population.

“This vote of confidence shows that the people of Serbia fully endorse the European path you have chosen and which will lead to EU membership,” it was said.

They said that the wish him success in further pursuing this path by promoting the reforms associated with the ongoing accession process which will bring a better life to all citizens.

“Stable and functioning institutions, the rule of law, and the fight against corruption are crucial for further positive economic developments. We are confident that you will continue to promote cooperation and reconciliation in the region, essential for stability, peace and prosperity. Your determination will also be key to continue the progress in the EU facilitated Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina,” Jucker and Tusk highlighted.

They reiterated the European Union’s full support for Serbia’s European reform agenda and said that they look forward to working with Vučić in the future as President of Serbia.

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