New York, 23 September 2021 (TDI): On the sidelines of the opening week of the 76th UNGA, Nikos Christodoulides, Foreign Minister Cyrpus, met with Serbia Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic.
Both sides discussed the situation in Western Balkans. Western Balkans were devastated by nationalism, neglected investment, and tragic conflicts. Six countries of Western Balkans are the poorest in Europe.
Working lunch earlier on Wednesday between FMs of #Cyprus @Christodulides & #Serbia #NikolaSelaković, on the sidelines of #UNGA in New York. Situation in #WesternBalkans, #EU–#Serbia relations, further enhancement of strong #bilateral ties 🇨🇾-🇷🇸 & #Cyprob among issues discussed. pic.twitter.com/oDEtad8Ve8
— Cyprus MFA (@CyprusMFA) September 23, 2021
Both countries also discussed the European Union and Serbia relations. Serbia applied for its European Union membership in 2009.
Currently, accession negotiations are ongoing and have expected to complete by 2024. Serbia and Kosovo relations are the biggest hurdle in Serbia’s accession to European Union.
Moreover, Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and Serbia discussed their bilateral relations and how to boost their bilateral ties. Because of their same religion and European policies, both countries have good bilateral ties.