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Dačić, Pittella: Italy supports accelerated opening of negotiating chapters

Dačić and Pittella; Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia
BELGRADE – Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić met Monday in Brussels with President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Gianni Pittella, it was stated at the Government’s website.

Dačić expressed the hope that the countries of the European Union will recognise the political and economic reform processes implemented by the government of Serbia, as well as the efforts that Serbia is investing in dialogue with Pristina and opening the negotiating chapters to support Serbia’s progress on its European path.

The President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, the second largest group of delegates in the European Parliament, expressed support of the Italian government, pointing out that both his country and the European Parliament are monitoring with great interest the bold reforms undertaken by the government of Serbia.

He emphasised that Serbia’s membership is of great political and economic importance for the EU.

He also said that in the European Parliament, as well as in contacts with colleagues from Germany and other countries, he will advocate accelerating the pace of opening negotiating chapters.

Expressing gratitude for the support that Italy provides to our country, Dačić emphasised that it is of utmost importance that Serbia creates a better business environment for new Italian and other investments.

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