The Head and members of the Parliamentary Friendship Group with Spain met today at the National Assembly House with the newly-appointed Spanish Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Raul Bartolome Molina.
The Head of the PFG with Spain Balint Pasztor said that the excellent overall relations between the two countries are evidenced in the 54 strong PFG with Spain which testifies to the close relationship between the two peoples. There are no outstanding issues between Serbia and Spain he said and thanked the Spanish Ambassador for his country’s consistent and principled stance, grounded in international law, on the self-declared independence of Kosovo.
Pastor hopes that the coming 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrade, 13-17 October, will be attended by a high-tier Spanish delegation which will present an excellent opportunity to further advance the two countries’ parliamentary relations.
Ambassador Molina said that Serbia is key to the stability of the region and an important and reliable partner to the EU, underlining Spain’s continued support of Serbia’s progress to the EU. He thanked Serbia for its support of Spain’s territorial integrity, adding that his country would remain consistent in its stance on international law and maintenance of territorial integrity.
The Ambassador opined that an advancement of trade and economic cooperation is very important for both countries, adding that a direct flight between Belgrade and Madrid and Belgrade and Barcelona would be a boost to tourism.
The meeting was also attended by PFG members Natasa St. Jovanovic, Danica Bukvic, Vesna Ivkovic, Tijana Davidovac and Bojan Torbica who opined that the relations between the two countries are excellent, adding that they greatly respected Spain’s support of Serbia’s progress to the EU as well as the country’s support of Serbia’s territorial integrity.