Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic said at a meeting in Cairo, on Aug. 22, with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry that relations between the two states were traditionally good but that there was plenty of room to advance bilateral cooperation in many areas, the ministry said in a press release.
Speaking at a news conference after the meeting, Selakovic said that he and his collocutors had agreed that the traditionally good relations between Serbia and Egypt rested on solid historical foundations and had been excellent in the past, especially during the time of presidents Nasser and Tito, when then-Yugoslavia and Egypt worked together in the Non-Aligned Movement for the benefit of the entire independent and free world, the press release noted.
Selakovic stressed that Serbia would again be a place where the founders and members of the Non-Aligned Movement would gather in October, adding that Belgrade would be honored to host a visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
The Serbian minister earlier visited Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Angola. Summing up the visits, Selakovic said that Serbia was recognized as a friendly nation and that there was a good will to renew and enhance ties building on the close relations that were established in the time of Yugoslavia.