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Vucic Heralds “Not a Tectonic, but Deep” Foreign Policy Change

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Archive / News | 25.04.23 | access_time 16:44

Aleksandar Vucic, Summit for Democracy, March 29 2023 (Photo: instagram/buducnostsrbijeav)

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on April 25 said that in the future, Serbia would reciprocally respect territorial integrity of the countries which respected its integrity, adding that these changes in Belgrade’s foreign policy would not be “tectonic,” but would be “deep and fundamental.”

Vucic also said that the result of the vote on Kosovo in the Council of Europe (CoE) was expected, noting that Hungary’s vote against was unexpected, while “the majority is comprised of the EU member states and candidate countries which unquestioningly comply with Brussels and Washington on all issues” and whose foreign policy orientation was to be “obedient.”

“What we have to change in our conduct is to respect more than before those who are friendly to us and not to forget in a few days and to always remember that Spain, Hungary, Cyprus, Romania, Azerbaijan, and Georgia are above the others,” Vucic stressed ahead of a Serbian Government session.

Vucic also said he was disappointed with Ukraine, which had abstained from voting, noting that “Ukraine’s representatives requested a break for to consult with their American and European allies and helpers.” He also said that Belgrade was not “thrilled” with Montenegro’s decision [to vote for] and that it would affect the bilateral relations.

Later on April 25, the Serbian Government said in a release that at its session, also attended by Vucic, it had been agreed to develop a strategic foreign policy document, which would “introduce deep and fundamental changes in compliance with a responsible approach to our country, while respect of international law will be the first part of the strategy.”

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