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Sanctioned Iran maintains its base in Balkans with Serbia

Dacic: Serbia is grateful to Iran for its position on Kosovo

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and First Vice-President of the Government of Serbia, Ivica Dacic, said today that the bilateral relations between Serbia and Iran are at a high level, stressing that Serbia is grateful to Iran for not recognizing the self-proclaimed independence of Kosovo, as well as for its principled standpoint in defending the territorial integrity.

After the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he pointed out that Iran behaves on principle when it comes to international organizations and that it did not vote for the admission of Kosovo, regardless, as he said, of all the pressures that Iran had, reports Serbia Post.

Dacic added that Serbia is firmly committed to cooperation with Iran and that the two countries will see in what form they can develop cooperation in the coming period.

He pointed out that foreign trade exchange reached 55 million USD in the last few months and added that further development will also be seen and all other types of cooperation, such as cooperation in the fields of energy, education, science, and culture.

Dacic stated that 18 scholarships were awarded to those interested from Iran to study in Serbia.

As he emphasized, Serbia and Iran are marking 85 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, which indicates a long-standing tradition of cooperation between the two countries.


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–  Bilateral relations between Serbia and Iran are at a very high level – said the Serbian head of diplomacy.

Ivica Dacic pointed out that Serbia is concerned about the events in Iran, but that it does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.

–  We want the problems to be solved in the interest of the Iranian people and the state – said Dacic.

He added that Iran is a friend of Serbia and that, accordingly, Serbia will be on their side in principle.

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