J. Joksimović and Lo Cascio: Italy supports the European perspective of Serbia

25. May 2018. | Belgrade

J. Joksimović and Lo Cascio: Italy supports the European perspective of Serbia

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović met with newly-appointed Ambassador of Italy, Carlo Lo Cascio. They discussed bilateral relations between the two states, European integration of Serbia, reforms that are implemented in the process of accession, the situation in the region and other topics.

Minister Joksimović expressed her appreciation for the overall support and assistance that Italy has been providing to Serbia in the accession process. She pointed out that EU membership was a foreign policy priority for Serbia and that European integration was the best mechanism for the overall development of the country. She expressed her hope that the new Italian government would maintain a positive attitude towards the European path of Serbia.

Jadranka Joksimović specified that Serbia was clearly determined to implement reforms on its European path for the welfare of its citizens and in order to build a legal and fair, economically progressive state.

Joksimović and Lo Cascio agreed that the reforms in chapters 23 and 24 concerning judiciary, fight against crime and corruption, minority rights and media freedoms, were vital for the continuation of our country’s European path.

Ambassador Lo Cascio stated that Italy would continue to support Serbia's European integration and strive to contribute to the affirmation of our accession process. He assessed that the results of the reforms confirmed the European perspective of Serbia, which has proved to be a crucial factor for the stability of the region and Europe, but also a reliable partner of the EU.

Joksimović and Lo Cascio agreed that the traditionally good relations between Serbia and Italy, without any open issues, were developing to mutual satisfaction of both states and that there was room for their overall development and strengthening. 

Source: Tanjug

 

 

 

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