18 January 2022 The National Assembly Speaker in meeting with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Secretary General
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Dacic Meets with Montella
The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic met with the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly Roberto Montella.
The National Assembly Speaker pointed out that the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia is taking active part in the work of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which he considers an institution of exceptional importance that has for three decades been assisting the participating states in inter-parliamentary dialogue and cooperation.
The National Assembly Speaker and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Secretary General discussed the upcoming elections in the Republic of Serbia, to be held on 3 April 2022. The National Assembly Speaker pointed out that Serbia is actively working to improve its election process and accepting and implementing the recommendations of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). He reminded the guest that Serbia has established a Working Group for Cooperation with the OSCE and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, tasked with coordinating and monitoring the implementation of recommendations for the improvement of the election process. In accordance with the obligations assumed under the Copenhagen Document, after the elections are officially called, the ODIHR, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and all the participating states will be invited to observe them, said the National Assembly Speaker.
Secretary General Roberto Montella expressed satisfaction with the good cooperation with Serbia and expressed readiness to continue and strengthen it by organising the annual meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in the coming period.
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