Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who is on a three-day visit to China, met with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping on Feb. 5, to discuss bilateral cooperation.
“This is the seventh official meeting with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. It is very important for us to build good relations and expand bilateral cooperation in all areas,” Vucic said on Instagram.
The Serbian president said that he was very pleased with the meeting, underlining that the Chinese president had confirmed he was looking forward to visiting Serbia. “We discussed strategic matters, mutual support, the protection of territorial integrity in international institutions and organizations – this is very important to our country, because of Kosovo and Metohija,” Vucic said in an interview with the Serbian Broadcasting Cooperation (RTS).
President Vucic underscored that a free trade agreement with China was a very important question for Serbia, and that it should be finalized by the end of the year. He said it was important for the West, too, and that “when they learn that Serbia has a free trade agreement with China, then we will truly become the best investment destination in this part of Europe by far.”