The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Maja Gojkovic, who is taking part in the 3rd meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments in Turkey, met today with the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
The officials highlighted the two countries’ excellent relations firmly grounded in the closeness, traditional friendship, cultural and historical ties between their peoples.
Gojkovic and Volodin agreed that Serbia and Russia’s intensive and continuous political dialogue is greatly helped by the relationship between presidents Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Aleksandar Vucic, as confirmed by President Vucic’s recent visit to Moscow.
Gojkovic said that the two countries’ relations are following an upward trend both at the presidential and governmental level, adding that it is the parliamentarians’ responsibility to keep developing cooperation because the citizens expect it.
Gojkovic thanked the Russian Federation for its support at the international level and understanding for Serbia’s stances, respecting international law and not recognizing the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo-Metohija. Gojkovic also thanked Russia for its support at the multilateral level and so-called “Kosovo’s” attempts to join international organizations, hoping that Russia will continue to support Serbia.
The Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin opined that the relations between the two countries are developing nicely, as evidenced by the recent meeting of presidents Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Aleksandar Vucic, adding that it is now up to the parliaments to contribute to the development of contacts and cooperation at the legislative level as well.
Volodin said that the Russian Federation and the Republic of Serbia are true friends and the coming third meeting of the Russia-Serbia parliamentary commission on 23 October would be an excellent opportunity to discuss important issues of mutual interest, adding hat he expected the Serbian Assembly Speaker to address the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Gojkovic thanked the Chairman for the opportunity to address the State Duma on her next visit to the Russian Federation - the celebration of the 180 years of diplomatic relation during which the two countries’ built their firm friendship.
Gojkovic added she expected that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin would soon visit Serbia.