Rõivas: Estonia supports Serbia’s European Union accession efforts

16.12.2014 | 16:56

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Belgrade, 16 December 2014 – Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said at the meeting with Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić in Belgrade today that Estonia supports Serbia’s efforts to join the European Union and is ready to share its accession experience.

“Estonia is in favour of the continuation of the European Union enlargement policy, since it is beneficial for the stability and security of the whole Europe,” Rõivas said. “Estonia supports Serbia’s accession process with the European Union and is ready to share its experience in carrying out relevant reforms. We consider this our duty.”

Prime Minister Rõivas added that Estonia is ready to render comprehensive assistance to Serbia by introducing its experience in the field of national preparations for membership and setting up an e-Government. Prime Minister Rõivas also mentioned an expectation that Serbia as a candidate country should gradually take over the principles of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union.
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić thanked Estonia for the support and confirmed that joining the European Union is Serbia’s strategic objective. Vučić said that Estonia as a successful reform country serves as an example for Serbia. Prime Minister of Serbia was particularly interested in Estonia’s e-Government experience.

The photos from the meeting of Rõivas and Vučić can be seen here: https://valitsus.ee/et/galeriid/kohtumine-serbia-peaministriga-16122014

Villu Känd

Government Communication Unit