Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic explained in an interview with the French newspaper ‘Mond’ why Belgrade did not recognize the Crimea as part of Russia.

‘We did not recognize Crimea as part of Russia because if we did, it would mean support for Kosovo’s independence. Put yourself in our position – Who of the permanent members of the UN Security Council supports our territorial integrity?Russia. Do we need to shoot ourselves in the leg? – said Vucic.

Vucic recalled that in 2014 Belgrade did not support sanctions against Moscow, although it clearly expresses its European ambitions. At the time, if Serbia was already part of the European Union, it would have to fulfill all its obligations within a single foreign policy. In this regard, the President of Serbia expressed the hope that in five to six years, relations with Russia will change completely.” (translated from Vecernje Novosti)

“Prime Minister Ana Brnabic attended late on Thursday in Novi Sad the opening ceremony of the first Sheraton hotel in Serbia.

According to the Serbian government, Brnabic said that Serbia has become a desirable destination for investment and foreign tourists, and that Novi Sad has become the center of IT industry and creativity.

At the opening ceremony of this hotel owned by MK Group, Brnabic said that the data show a significant increase in the number of foreign tourists and that Serbia will no longer be a country of cheap labor and cheap tourism.

She stated that owing to various cultural and entertainment programs, Novi Sad has proven to be a “premium city break” destination where tourists come throughout the year.” (B92)

“Serbia made a decision on visa exemption for Azerbaijani nationals, who hold ordinary passports, from June 2, 2018, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said.

Under the decision, the nationals of Azerbaijan, holders of ordinary passports, can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of Serbia without a visa for a period not exceeding 90 days in a period of 180 days from the date of entry, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners, Vestnik Kavkaza reports.

On May 21, Azerbaijan and Serbia also signed an agreement on air services, which provides for opening of regular flights between the two countries.” (Az News)