Serbian President Aleksandar Vui and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met today in Belgrade, as part of the Turkish President’s official visit to Serbia.
According to the program of the visit, after the welcoming ceremony, the meeting between Presidents Vui and Erdogan followed, which ended around 12:15 p.m., and after the meeting between Vui and Erdogan, the signing ceremony of seven agreements, interstate protocols and memoranda between Serbia and Turkey was held in the presence of the two presidents.
-The first protocol concerns the amendments and additions to the agreement on the mutual abolition of visas.
– The second concerns the mutual encouragement and protection of investments.
-The third agreement refers to cooperation in the field of innovation.
-The fourth is a memorandum of understanding on forest fire suppression.
-The fifth concerns cooperation in the field of the media.
-A memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the field of electronic administration was also signed, as well as a memorandum of cooperation between the RTS and the Turkish Radio and Television Company.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vui first addressed the crowd. He thanked Erdogan for his visit to our country.
“For us, it is always a great honor and a special privilege. I believe that with the results we have shown, we have raised relations to a very high level, the highest in modern history.”
As he said: “We have managed to grow trade from the level of less than a billion to almost two and a half years ago, with a big leap this year. I believe we are on the right track to trade reaches five billion euros”.
Vui pointed out that stability in the region, the war in Ukraine and the trilateral meeting between Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia were also discussed.
“We talked about the situation in Ukraine, we also talked about the non-introduction and in general the sanctions in Russia, we also talked about energy and I asked President Erdogan to help us.
We talked at length about all the important issues, about the situation in the region, of course about how to keep the peace. We talked about relations between Serbs and Bosnians. The tourist exchange is at the highest level, we will have a large number of Turkish tourists here, and also ours in Turkey.
Turkish tourism attracts our tourists because it is at the highest level. There is a lot ahead of us and great cooperation with their companies, they have always welcomed us to Serbia, and we will jealously guard our relations. This is the golden age of Serbian-Turkish relations,” Vui concluded.
He revealed that the Chamber of Commerce has decided to open premises in Istanbul in December or January. After the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, the President of Turkey also addressed the media. He thanked Vui for his hospitality and said the talks were extremely fruitful. “Regarding the events in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we exchanged views.
Our relations with Serbia, which are at an excellent level, are developing every day.” Serbia will be the sixth country whose citizens will only be able to travel to Turkey with a smart ID card.
Speaking about the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, the Turkish President said that Turkey is ready to help and the Balkans can no longer bear this situation. Asked about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Erdogan said that Turkey has always followed a policy of balance between the two countries. “There are several Western countries whose approach we believe is not correct.
There is a policy based on provocations. If we look at the situation, can we name a winner of the war? There aren’t any, but there are a lot of losers. People are losing their lives and there is a big financial loss,” Erdogan said.
“We are trying to see ways and to understand if the war between Russia and Ukraine will end soon, but it does not seem to be the case. I must also mention those who underestimate Russia, and they should not Gas is an important asset that Russia has, even now everyone is trying to find a way to survive the winter.”
The Turkish President expressed hope that a solution will be found and the war will end.