“‘The problem with Kosovo has not been resolved in the long run. It is necessary for Belgrade and Pristina to find a compromise that would also respect the needs of the Serbs. Nothing can work one-sided. Austria stands by its decision about Kosovo’s independence, but I have understanding for the position of the Serbs. Serbia is not a problem – Serbia is a part of the solution.’

Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, who met with the state top of our country, presented these views Monday in Belgrade. The topics of the meeting of President Aleksandar Vučić and Strache were also support for our country on the European path and concrete possibilities for strengthening economic cooperation and regional security.

Prime Minister Ana Brnabić told the guest that Serbia greatly appreciates the repeatedly reiterated view that Western Balkan integration into the EU is one of Austria’s foreign policy priorities. The interlocutors agreed that the adoption of the EU Enlargement Strategy is a encouraging message for Serbia and its citizens and a clear signal to the Government to continue with reforms.” (translated from Vecernji Novosti)