The Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi, talked tonight in Belgrade about bilateral relations and the ways of their deepening and development.
Wang said that China is ready to continue to be a “true friend” of Serbia and that Belgrade can “fully count on any kind of assistance that is needed,” the Serbian government said.
He said that there is still room for cooperation, especially when it comes to trade, and added that China is fully available to Serbia in the field of digitalization and innovation, the statement said.
Brnabic thanked for the help that China provided to Serbia during the corona virus pandemic, stating that it additionally strengthened the “steel friendship” between the two countries, which is deepening with the project of building a factory for the production of vaccines by the Chinese company Sinofarm.
She pointed out the importance of cooperation with China in the field of infrastructure development and “new large investments” of Chinese companies in Serbia, despite the fact that the pandemic continues, the statement reads.
As it is stated, the Prime Minister expressed special gratitude for the successful privatization of the Smederevo Ironworks, stating that thanks to her, thousands of jobs were saved, and for finding a strategic partner for RTB Bor.
She stated that Serbia attaches “great importance and provides strong support” to the global initiative “Belt and Road”, initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the mechanism of cooperation between China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the statement said.
As it is stated, Brnabić said that Serbia’s ambition for further development of relations with China is great and congratulated the Chinese side on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Communist Party.
Wang thanked for the congratulations and stated that the friendship between the two countries, “on an equal basis, is developing for the benefit of both peoples,” it added.