Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on June 19 concluded a visit to Serbia, where he met with top state officials to discuss political and economic cooperation, the state of the region and the Kosovo issue.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic saw Lavrov off at Nikola Tesla Airport.
Dacic thanked Lavrov for a visit that "went exceptionally well." He stressed that "Lavrov is a great friend to Serbia" and "that is why each of his visits is a special occasion for Serbia."
On June 18, Lavrov spoke with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic, with whom he signed an agreement between the Serbian and Russian governments on cooperation in fighting terrorism.
With Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin, Lavrov visited an exhibition of the Defense Ministry and Army of Serbia on the 1999 NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and accompanied Dacic after a meeting to place wreaths at the Red Army Soldier Memorial, at the Cemetery of the 1944 Liberators of Belgrade.
The Russian minister also met with the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, patriarch Irinej.