President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President received letters of credence from Serbian Ambassador

2017-10-04

Wednesday, October 4, Vilnius  President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia, Nicola Zurovac.

During their meeting, the President and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations as well as Serbia's prospects for membership in the European Union. The President pointed out that Lithuania supported Serbia's aspirations for eurointegration, but expressed hope that it would adhere more strongly to the EU's common positions on foreign policy issues, continue the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and carry through the domestic reforms needed for EU membership.

Lithuania, together with France and Germany, is implementing five twinning projects in Serbia as part of EU-integration experience sharing process. The projects cover the introduction of European standards in competition, waste recycling, food safety, transport, and inter-institutional relations.

The President underlined that bilateral trade between the two countries increased by 27 percent over the recent years. Serbia ranks 14th on the Lithuanian list of countries for business investment.

Nicola Zurovac started his diplomatic career in 1998. He worked in London, Warsaw and Tehran. From 2014, he served as Deputy Foreign Adviser to the President of Serbia. The Ambassador resides in Warsaw. It is his first ambassadorial posting.  

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2017.10.04 15:55

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