Brnabic, Chinese Ambassador discuss economic cooperation

NEWS 03.08.2022 16:31
Tanjug/Sava Radovanović

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic spoke Wednesday with Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Serbia Chen Bo about the continued development of outstanding bilateral relations in the field of politics, economy and foreign trade, said a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Brnabic placed special emphasis on the growth of economic cooperation, underlining that the volume of trade in goods in 2021 amounted to 5.3 billion Euro, and that Serbian exports increased by 157.7 percent.

According to her, in just five months of the current year the exchange was 2.62 billion Euro, almost 40 percent more than in 2021, the press release said.

The Prime Minister said that, in the past year, China was Serbia’s second largest foreign trade partner and pointed out that during the last decade, Serbia’s exports to China increased 152 times.

As many as three companies owned by Chinese investors were among the five largest Serbian exporters last year, said Brnabic.

She expressed satisfaction over the renewal of direct Belgrade-Beijing flights and scheduled regular Air Serbia flights due to start at end of October.

Commenting the current political situation in the world, Brnabic said Serbia supports the one-China policy and considers Taiwan an integral part of China, and underlined that this position will not change.

Ambassador Chen Bo thanked Serbia for its consistent position and support for China in this matter. She added that Serbia can count on China’s continued support at the international level, but also on the development and enhancement of cooperation in other fields, such as the Green Agenda, energy, biotechnology and the development of new technologies, the press release said.