Serbian FM: Covid-19 showed how important cooperation was for the region

Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said on Tuesday (19 May) that the pandemic had shown how important cooperation was for the region, according to a release from his ministry.

In a video conference with his counterparts from the Western Balkans, as well as with those from Croatia and Slovenia, Dačić again expressed Serbia’s readiness to strengthen economic ties in the region and the common market.

Dačić also hailed the establishment of “Green Corridors in the region,” which had served for transporting medical equipment and food across the region during the pandemic.

He added that border crossings with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and North Macedonia would open on 1 June, which, according to him, was in the spirit of strengthening trust and cooperation in the region.

A regional conference titled “How to successfully contribute, through joint cooperation, to next phases of dealing with social and economic consequences of the pandemic,” was organised at the initiative of the Greek and North Macedonian foreign ministers, Nikos Dendias and Nikola Dimitrov. (

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