Danko: Slovakia Backstops Serbia Also on Kosovo Issue

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Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava/Belgrade, June 7 (TASR-correspondent) – Slovakia stands behind Belgrade even on such a complex issue as Kosovo, Parliamentary Chair Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party/SNS) stated at his meeting with Serbian counterpart Maja Gojkovic on his visit to Serbia on Thursday.

“Our unaltered stance acts as good support to our Serbian friends,” claimed Danko, adding that at every forum he will promote having Serbia among the first countries to join the EU as part of its enlargement.

At their meeting, Gojkovic and Danko discussed the improvement of Slovak-Serbian ties, cooperation between its two parliaments, Rules of Procedure and the Ethical Code for lawmakers.

“We assured each other that Serbia and Slovakia share not only a common history, but also a common present and, most importantly, a future. We arrived at items that will help both Serbia and Slovakia. Particularly in the parliamentary sphere, we talked about the exchange of information regarding the drafting of legislation incoming from the EU,” said Danko.

“We had fruitful and comprehensive talks. We discussed specific forms of improving the cooperation between our parliaments and options to improve bilateral ties between our states,” added Gojkovic, who thanked Slovakia for supporting Serbia’s effort to join the EU.

Danko met in the morning also with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. The meeting revolved mostly around the prerequisites for Serbia’s potential EU membership and what Belgrade can draw as inspiration from Slovakia and, conversely, what to avoid.