Friday, July 27, 2012

Ambassador: U.S. supports Serbian institutions

BELGRADE -- The U.S. administration will cooperate with the new Serbian government and parliament, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Mary Warlick has said.
Mary Warlick
Mary Warlick
She added during a meeting with Serbian parliament Speaker Nebojša Stefanović that the U.S. was looking to expand the existing scope of cooperation even further.
After the meeting, Stefanović told journalists at the parliament building that he had discussed the prospects for further improvement in cooperation between the two countries and projects which the U.S. Embassy had facilitated so as to bring the parliament closer to the public.

The parliament speaker said that the projects financed by the U.S. Embassy assisted in strengthening democracy in Serbia, adding that the Serbian parliament would like to expand the scope of cooperation with the U.S.

Stefanović voiced expectation that today's meeting would be the first in the series of encounters between officials of the Serbian parliament and U.S. Embassy.

Warlick said that the U.S. would like to continue to cooperate with the Serbian authorities and back their efforts aimed at acceding to the EU.

“We want to continue to foster bilateral relations in all domains. We know that the parliament and government will have a lot to do in order to improve regional relations, progress in the dialogue with Priština and strengthen the institutions. We believe that it is of immense importance that the new government works as a team in relation to these issues, the rule of law and the fight against organized crime in particular,” she explained said.

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