The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov will meet on the last working day of the week in Belgrade with the Serbian leadership, said Last news official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich.
"Conversation with President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and the first Deputy head of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will give a good opportunity to compare notes on the main aspects of bilateral and international agenda, to assess the dynamics of the implementation of the above agreements, to outline the contours of the further development of relations," Lukashevich said in an interview Last news .
according to his statement, an upcoming trip Lavrov in Belgrade " will provide an opportunity to exchange views with the leadership of Serbia on a range of bilateral issues, among them taking into account the outcome of the visit of President Vladimir Putin to Serbia on October 16, 2014.
As explained, the Commissioner of the foreign Ministry, in 2014, with 7, 6% increase in the commodity turnover between Russia and Serbia in comparison with 2013, while Russian exports increased by Almost 20%.
"due to introduced by Russia in response to Western punishment restrictions on imports of agricultural products from the EU has developed a favorable situation for the development of relevant supplies from Serbia. In 2014 the volume of imports of Serbian agricultural and food products grew in value terms in 1, 7 times in comparison with 2013 and reached 370 million dollars ", - said Lukashevich.
according to his statement, " the total Russian investments in the Serbian economy, as of the end of 2014 taking into account the investment through third countries, reached 3, 9 billion dollars."
He said that "moving of large joint projects, for example related to the development of organization JSC" Serbian Oil industry "with speaker the role of the JSC" Gazprom Neft ", as well as the modernization of the Serbian railway infrastructure by JSC " RZD "in the account of the Russian export credit in the amount of 800 million dollars. "" in February 2015 Russian Experts began the restoration of the Northern reaches of the TRANS-European transport corridor X ", - said Lukashevich.
"Serb leadership was understood by the conclusion of the liquidation of the project" South stream ", which was made impossible by the non-constructive actions of the European Union. Sure, that cooperation with Belgrade in the energy sector Both in terms of gas supplies from Russia to Serbia on the existing route, and in relation to the initiative of the establishment on the border of Turkey with Greece's biggest gas hub for the further supply of the countries of South-Eastern Europe, will continue successfully, " - said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.
As said Lukashevich, successfully developing cooperation in the capital of Russia and Belgrade international arena." Focus on membership in the European Union is not seen in Belgrade As an obstacle To further strengthen ties with Russia, the coordination of our approaches to current global and European issues. Serbia did not join anti-Russian sanctions of the EU and takes a reserved position on the events in Ukraine ", - said Lukashevich.
"Attention in the Russian-Serbian dialogue is paid to maintaining peace and stability in the Balkan region, most importantly in the context of the Kosovo settlement. Serbia continues in full force to count on Russia's support in matters of protection of its sovereignty and territorial integrity in respect of Kosovo ", - noted the head of Department.