Minister Selakovic: Cuba is our traditional friend

NEWS 05.08.2022 11:28

Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic began a multi-day official tour of the Latin American region with a visit to Cuba which he said was Serbia’s traditional friend and extremely loyal partner.

It is a country that provides us with solid support in the matter of preserving our territorial integrity and sovereignty, but also in promoting and protecting our interests regarding Kosovo in the entire Caribbean and Latin American region, a Foreign Ministry press release quoted Selakovic as saying.

The Ministry said that this year marks the 120th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Serbia and Cuba.

“We will try to expand our excellent political cooperation to some other areas, especially to the area of economy, and, to this end, some concrete deals have been agreed,” Selakovic said, adding that his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodríguez expressed his eagerness to visit Belgrade in the nearest future.

Selakovic also met with Cuban Vice President Salvador Valdes Mesa, Parliament speaker Esteban Lazo Hernandez and two ministers and signed with Cuba’s Culture Minister an agreement on establishing direct relations between the national libraries of Serbia and Cuba.

After his visit to Cuba, the Minister will visit Colombia, where on August 7, as a special envoy of the President of Serbia, he will attend the inauguration of the new president of Columbia Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego. After Colombia, the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will visit Costa Rica and Venezuela, the press release said.