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Vučić: European integration will not disrupt ties with Russia

Dmitry Rogozin and Aleksandar Vučić; Photo: Tanjug/Dimitrije Goll

BELGRADE – European integration is a strategic commitment of Serbia, but it must not, and will not, disrupt the good relations with Russia, and this includes not imposing sanctions on Russia, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić told Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin Friday, Tanjug reports.
He thanked Russia for dispatching a high-ranking delegation to Belgrade for his inauguration, expressing gratitude to President Vladimir Putin for sending Rogozin to convey his greetings and congratulations.

The good political relations need to be transformed into even better economic ties, Vučić added.

Both parties agreed that the existing cooperation in the energy sector, agriculture and other areas must be strengthened.

The meeting addressed military technical cooperation, and Vučić expressed gratitude for a good arms procurement deal that will provide upgrades to the Serbian Armed Forces.

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