At his meeting today with Manuel Sarrazin, Special Representative of Germany for the Countries of the Western Balkans, President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić said that Serbia is in favor of full and consistent implementation of the Dayton Agreement, and opposes the imposed solutions which have not been approved by all three of the constituent peoples in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Vučić brought Sarrazin’s attention to the fact that the imposed solutions can never lead to prosperity and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Discussing the Belgrade-Priština dialogue, Vučić and Sarrazin agreed at their meeting in Belgrade that dialogue is the only correct path towards resolving the open issues, as well as achieving a sustainable agreement.

“Vučić stressed that he expects constructive support for dialogue and finding a compromise which will make possible the permanent stability in the region with the implementation of existing agreements, above all the creation of the Association of Serbian Municipalities, which has not happened for over nine years now,” said the statement of the President’s Office for Media Relations.

Vučić announced that Serbia will continue to follow its European path with even more intensity.

He expects that Sarrazin’s engagement will add an extra push to the collaboration between the countries in the Western Balkans, and estimates that this would significantly contribute to preserving the peace and stability in the region.

“With its serious and responsible approach to regional policy, Serbia has been recognized as a reliable and responsible partner in the region, committed to political dialogue and further development of regional relations in all areas,” stressed Vučić.

In his words, Serbia is strongly engaged in all activities organized within the scope of the Berlin Process, while the “Open Balkan” initiative is yet another of Serbia’s proactive approaches to regional connection.

He believes that it is crucially important that those efforts be recognized within the European Union itself, in order to give the countries in the region motivation and encouragement on their European path.

Sarrazin said that the policy of expansion and the efforts on strengthening the cooperation between the countries in the Western Balkans will be one of the priorities of the German foreign policy in the years to come, emphasizing that he wishes for stronger engagement of the European Union in the region.