Bulgaria and Serbia have agreed that as soon as possible, they should sign a treaty on co-operation and good neighbourliness, and should prepare joint government meetings on the model of Bulgaria’s existing formats for such meetings with Greece, Turkey and Romania.
“Bulgaria and Serbia are not just neighbours, but friends who share a common vision: the EU integration of all Western Balkan nations. Bulgaria will support reforms in Serbia and dialogue with with Priština, which are the two main elements for progress on Serbia’s path towards the EU,” Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov said during a visit to Belgrade on December 18 2012, the Foreign Ministry said. He met with his counterpart Ivan Mrkić and Serbian prime minister Ivica Dačić.
Mladenov emphasised the need for relations between the two countries to be put on to a modern, European basis. For this reason, Bulgaria and Serbia agreed that as soon as possible, they should sign a treaty on co-operation and good neighbourliness, and should prepare joint government meetings on the model of the existing formats with Greece, Turkey and Romania, the statement said.
Bulgaria and Serbia can show how two Balkan countries can work constructively, Mladenov said. His Serbian hosts thanked Bulgaria for its support in the EU and expressed readiness to quickly and in a practical and friendly way, resolve open issues with Bulgaria, the statement said.
(Photo, of the Serbian foreign ministry building in Belgrade: Foreign ministry of Serbia)