BELGRADE – Vucic, Orban discuss bilateral relations, fight against coronavirus.

President Aleksandar Vucic met Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Belgrade on Sunday (15 March) to discuss relations between the two countries, as well as coordination in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Read more.

The two officials also discussed the migrant crisis and the European integration of Serbia.  According to a press statement by the Serbian president’s press office, the relations and economic cooperation are excellent, with a tendency of further intensive development in all sectors. Vucic thanked the Hungarian official for “exceptional cooperation and support he provides to Serbia in all spheres of social life.”

In other news, the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) said on Friday that it was suspending its development programme in Kosovo until its government revokes the tariffs on Serbian goods. The MCC, a US foreign assistance agency created in 2004 that aims to fight global poverty, expressed hope that the Kosovo government will “choose to resolve this tariff issue quickly in order to proceed with MCC programmes”, and added that the organisation will resume operations once a resolution is reached.

MCC is a US foreign assistance agency created by Congress in January 2004 with the aim of helping lead the fight against global poverty.


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