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Remarks With Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic Before Their Meeting


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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
December 15, 2009

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SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I’m very pleased to welcome the foreign minister of Serbia here. Vice President Biden had a very productive meeting last May in Belgrade. And we see continuing positive developments in our relationship with Serbia and we look forward to working with you and with your government on behalf of many matters of mutual concern.

FOREIGN MINISTER JEREMIC: Well, thank you very much, Madame Secretary. It’s a great pleasure to be back in Washington. We see our relation with Washington as the critical relations for peace and stability in the Balkans. The Serbian Government has a central strategic priority, and that is membership in the European Union. We are very grateful for the support that we have enjoyed so far and that we hope to enjoy in the future from the Government of the United States, and I look forward to working with Secretary Clinton and American officials in 2010.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Nice to see you.

FOREIGN MINISTER JEREMIC: Nice to see you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all very much.



PRN: 2009/1285

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