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19 March 2021

RCC and Serbia’s Foreign Minister discuss regional cooperation

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) hosted the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković to discuss the regional cooperation and the implementation of the Common Regional Market Action Plan.

 

RCC’s Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu emphasised that regional cooperation was and remains the primary driving tool for developing the region. “This is also reflected in the opinion of 69% of Western Balkan businesses, which believe the quality of regional cooperation is important for the quality of their business,” said Bregu.

 

Bregu and Selaković discussed the need for having a regional health cooperation mechanism that would administer the COVID-19 vaccines, exchange of health workers, medicines, and even patients. Minister Selaković praised the work of the RCC and its efforts in establishing the Green Lanes, an initiative supported by the European Commission that accelerates the flow of goods, especially food, medicines and medical equipment within the region and between the region and the EU in the time of lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Both interlocutors expressed the commitment to focus on the deliverables of the Common Regional Market Action Plan for the upcoming Berlin Process Summit of WB6 that is to take place in Germany this summer. Minister Selakovic visited the RCC in its Sarajevo headquarters as part of his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is co-funded by the European Union.

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