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Minister Popovic-Serbia will not impose sanctions on Russia

September 9, 2022
At a meeting with the newly appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Committee for Cooperation with Russia, Maksim Reshetnikov, Serbian Minister without portfolio and Committee co-chair Nenad Popovic reiterated the position of the Serbian Government that Serbia will not impose sanctions on Russia, said a press release from Popovic’s office.
„We appreciate the position of our Serbian partners – you maintain an independent position in this difficult current situation,“ said Reshetnikov, who is also the Russian Economic Development Minster.
The two ministers discussed Serbia’s and Russia’s economic relations that are constantly growing stronger, and well as the directions of their further development, while Popovic stressed that the two countries’ joint projects and intensive bilateral cooperation are significantly contributing to Serbia’s economic development, said the press release.
The two officials expressed their satisfaction with the increase in the volume of foreign trade between Serbia and Russia that amounted to 2.8 billion Dollars in 2021, which is a 13 percent increase compared to 2020.
Popovic thanked Russia for the support it provides to Serbia in connection with the preservation of its territorial integrity and sovereignty regarding Kosovo and Metohija (the official name for what the Serbian authorities consider to be the country’s southern province), as well as for following the current situation in Kosovo with great attention, said the press release.
Source:  https://rs.n1info.com/english/news/minister-popovic-serbia-will-not-impose-sanctions-on-russia/

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