| |     ћирилица | latinica  
Home
Minister Selakovic: New ambassadors will be appointed this year, but the goals remain the same, 2 January 2021

2 January 2021

Minister Selakovic: New ambassadors will be appointed this year, but the goals remain the same

This year, Serbia could finally have Ambassadors and Consuls General appointed to about a third of the currently vacant positions in the country's diplomatic and consular missions in the world, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic is convinced that most of these positions will be filled, as he points out, by the best possible people.

"In the next year, I am convinced that the majority of these vacancies will be filled", Selakovic told Tanjug, emphasizing that the work is being done gradually, because the state wants to show that is has a quality staff who will represent Serbia's interests in the best possible way.

The Head of Serbian diplomacy reminded that in a number of diplomatic missions, the four-year mandate of Ambassadors and Consuls General has already expired, so that the procedure for appointing new ones will follow, after their recall.

One of the "vacant" spots is the post of the Serbian Ambassador to China.

"We are working hard to find the best possible solution for our new Ambassador to China and as we appointed one of the best people in the state system as Ambassador to the United States, who, I am sure, will perform his duties in the best possible way, I am convinced that it will be the same for the Ambassador in Beijing", Selakovic said.

The Minister, who took over the foreign policy sector in the Government a little over two months ago, points out that circumstances in the world, as well as Serbia's position in it, have changed, but that Serbia's foreign policy goals do not change: the country remains strategically committed to European integration and, while pursuing the EU path, it will also strengthen traditional friendships with Russia and China, as well as promote and strengthen new partner relations with the United States.

"Relations in the region, good-neighborly relations, regional cooperation are also important for Serbia, because this fits into the set of requirements on the European path. But, even regardless of the European path, it is always important who you live next to, who you live with, what your neighbors are like and what the relations are like in the neighborhood", Minister Selakovic said.

He also points out that the issue of Kosovo and Metohija is of inestimable importance, it being the main national and state issue for Serbia and the Serbian people.

"When I say that circumstances are changing, but not the goals - the EU and European integration was our goal seven years ago as well, but look at what our room for maneuver was then, in terms of economic aspects, and look at it today. Circumstances changed, and then you adjust your actions to these changed circumstances, to the best extent possible", Minister Selakovic said.

He reminds that foreign policy priorities for 2021 were also outlined by the President of the Republic, and that maintaining peace and stability in the region is the absolute priority.

"Only in a peaceful and stable region of the Western Balkans and Southeast Europe can Serbia thrive economically, culturally and scientifically - in every respect. Peace and stability in the region  are “sine qua non” without which there is no development and progress. Serbia has acted, is acting and will act as a factor that stabilizes the entire region and maintains peace in the region, showing that it is the region that benefits everyone the most", Minister Selakovic said.

Relations in the region have always been complex, and the region, Minister Selakovic noted, is to our great regret, burdened with issues that we cannot have a bearing on, and which concern
the past.

Serbia's approach is to seek room to influence what is happening today and what will happen
happen in the future.

In this context, he states that the so-called "mini-Schengen" initiative for market unification of the region, which originated from Aleksandar Vucic and was met with a positive response from the Prime Ministers of Albania and North Macedonia, is one of the opportunities to do much more for the region.

"To show how much more we can do if we act together and if we seek our common denominators, and not what separates and divides us ", Selakovic points out.

When it comes to relations with the United States, Selakovic said that one should not expect the great powers to change their positions the way we would like, want or imagine, but that it is important that the Ambassador in Washington, Marko Djuric, also emphasized that his task, among other things, will be to make efforts to change the climate in bilateral relations with the United States - the most important country in the world, as our lacking communication with them in the past seriously affected the position of the Serbian people and Serbia.

"I am convinced that Djuric will work seriously on that, together with President Vucic, Prime Minister Brnabic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and contribute to a large extent to changing that climate", Minister Selakovic said.


He points out that it is extremely important for Serbia to promote its partner relations with the United States to a higher level.

"This is a country with which we cooperate closely in many areas and a country with which we must strive, and not give up in doing so, to find what we have in common, our common ground and good examples of our cooperation in the past, and to create space for such cooperation in the future as well", Minister Selakovic concluded.

Source: Tanjug


Print version
News
Minister Selakovic speaks for Politika: The year of rejuvenation of Serbian diplomacy, 26 January 2021
Simplified entry of business people in Serbia
President Vucic: Serbia is the first in Europe in terms of growth, 12 January 2021
Every Serb in the diaspora is potentially a lobbyist, 3 January 2021
Minister Selakovic: New ambassadors will be appointed this year, but the goals remain the same, 2 January 2021
President Vucic: Serbia to remain on the course of a winning policy of stability, 29 December 2020
Serbian Prime Minister the first PM in Europe to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
COVID 19 TRAVEL ADVISORY, 16.12.2020
MANDATORY PCR TEST FOR FOREIGNERS ENTERING SERBIA AS OF 20 DECEMBER
President Vučić receives credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PRESIDENT VUČIĆ MEETS THE AMBASSADORS OF THE EU MEMBEBER STATES AND THE HEAD OF THE EU DELEGATION
MANDATORY QUARANTINE FOR PASSENGERS COMING FROM SERBIA, FROM 14TH DECEMBER, 2020
Opening of the Book of condolences following the repose of His Holiness the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch Irinej
PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE SWISS CONFEDERATION IZABELLE MORET PAID AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE MAYOR OF BELGRADE PROF. DR. ZORAN RADOJIČIĆ ТО BERN, 09.10.2020.
INAUGURAL VISIT OF AMBASSADOR BRADIĆ TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL MRS ISABELLE MORET, September 30, 2020
AMBASSADOR BRADIĆ AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN IN THE UN, Vaduz, September 25, 2020
AMBASSADOR BRADIĆ VISITED THE STATE SECRETARIAT FOR MIGRATION, September 8, 2020
Traveling to Serbia – COVID 19, Einreise für schweizerische Staatsangehörige nach Serbien,
AMBASSADOR BRADIĆ VISITS “NAU.CH”, 27.07.2020.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION CONFIRMS THAT SERBIA IS LEADER IN EUROPE WITH 5% GDP GROWTH
INAUGURAL VISIT TO THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BERN MR. ALEC VON GRAFFENRIED, July 13, 2020
FINANCIAL TIMES” ABOUT THE IT SECTOR IN SERBIA
AMBASSADOR BRADIĆ ABOUT EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN SERBIA AND MEASURES FOR TRAVELERS FROM SERBIA
CORONAVIRUS: Press releases by the Swiss Federal Council, 02.07.2020.
AMBASSADOR BRADIĆ ABOUT EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN SERBIA AND SWITZERLAND
MINISTER CASSIS RECEIVED A LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM MINISTER DAČIĆ
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK OPENED IN NIŠ, 09.06.2020.
MEETING WITH THE STATE SECRETARY A.I. AND POLITICAL DIRECTOR A.I. FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS MRS. KRYSTYNA MARTY, 3.6.2020.
SERBIAN TENNIS PLAYER NOVAK ĐOKOVIĆ RECEIVED AWARD OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, 29th May 2020
IMPORTANT! 22 May, 2020
DIGITAL CONTENTS - SERBIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTTONS 2O2O
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED THROUGHOUT SERBIA
TEMPORARY BAN ON ENTRY INTO SERBIA FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS
SWISS COMPANY “REGENT” ARRIVES TO SERBIA
“BARRY CALLEBAUT” FACTORY IN SERBIA
BISHOP ANDREJ VISITS THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN BERNE, 02.03.2020.
MEETING WITH THE SERETARY GENERAL OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE BY RAIL (OTIF), 02.03.2020.
ASSOCIATION OF SERBIAN STUDENTS IN SWITZERLAND MARKING THE DAY OF „ST. PHOTIOS I OF CONSTANTINOPLE“, 02/29/2020.
„THE ECONOMIST”: "UNEXPECTED TECHNOLOGICAL SUCCES IN SERBIA”
VISIT OF THE REPUBLIC PUBLIC PROSECUTOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA TO THE SWISS CONFEDERATION, 28.02.2020.
Informationen zum Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Renseignement sur le Coronavirus (COVID-19)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CONTEST FOR THE CO-FINANCING OF PROJECTS OF TRANSLATION OF SERBIAN WORKS ABROAD AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES OF SERBS ABROAD IN 2020
THE FINANCIAL TIMES ABOUT SERBIA’S SUCCESS IN FISCAL AND ECONOMIC REFORMS
RECEPTION ON THE OCCASION OF THE SERBIAN STATEHOOD DAY HELD AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN BERN, 14.02.2020.
Ambassador Goran Bradić paid a working visit to the Chamber of Commerce of Switzerland
“THE GUARDIAN”: DОRĆOL IN BELGRADE IS ONE OF THE "10 OF THE COOLEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN EUROPE”
AMBASSADOR’S VISIT TO THE WORLD POSTAL UNION
SERBIAN SPA DECLARED ONE OF THE BEST IN EASTERN EUROPE
„SVETOSAVSKI BAL“ IN BASEL, 25.01.2020.
INTERVIEW WITH PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA MRS. ANA BRNABIĆ, PUBLISHED IN "Blick" on 27th of January, 2020
PARTICIPATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ALEKSANDAR VUCIC AND THE PRIME MINISTER ANA BRNABIC IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN DAVOS, 20 – 24.01.2020.
WORLD BANK: ECONOMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA COULD GROW FASTER AND INCREASE TO 7%
EXHIBITION IN BIEL
KUD "VEZ" CELEBRATED ITS 5th ANNIVERSARY, 14. December,.2019
Prime Minister Ana Brnabić at WORLD.MINDS Symposium in Zürich, 11. December 2019
"THE NEW YORK TIMES“ PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ABOUT BELGRADE
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ALEKSANDAR VUČIĆ PARTICIPATED AT THE „STRATEGIC DIALOGUE ON THE WESTERN BALKANS – LEADERS MEETING“, 07-08. November, 2019
SERBIA – ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE
THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA RANKED 44th IN THE “DOING BUSINESS LIST”
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA MS. ANA BRNABIĆ PAID A VISIT TO SWITZERLAND, 02-03. September, 2019
REPUBLIC OF SERBIA - CANDIDATURE FOR THE UNESCO EXECUTIVE BOARD
PROMOTION OF THE BOOK "TOMBOLA" OF THE SWISS AUTHOR THOMAS KADELBACH AND THE CONCERT OF THE KUD "DOBROSAV RADOVANOVIC-KIKAC" AT THE EMBASSY, 28.06.2019.
REACTION OF THE EMBASSY OF SERBIA REGARDING THE ARTICLE IN THE DAILY NEWSPAPER NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG, BY OLIVER SCHMITT, PUBLISHED ON JUNE 18, 2019
CHOIR “BRANKO” FROM NIŠ IN SWITZERLAND, April 30 - May 3, 2019
Serbia - a land of opprtunities in Innovation, IT and Tech
THE INTERNATIONAL DRAWING AND PAINTING COMPETITION “JOY OF EUROPE”
THE EXHIBITION “JOVAN DUČIĆ – A SERBIAN WRITER AND DIPLOMAT” AT THE PALACE OF NATIONS IN GENEVA, March 1st, 2019.
CELLEBRATION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN BERN, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
MARKING THE NATIONAL DAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN LIECHTENSTEIN, FEBRUARY 14, 2019
PRESENTATION OF THE STUDY ABOUT FAMOUS SERBS WHO LIVED AND STUDIED IN SWITZERLAND, November 30th,2018
SCREENING OF THE FILM "SERBIA IN THE GREAT WAR", November 30th,2018
SERBIAN STUDENTS AT THE EMBASSY, November 27th, 2018
LITERARY EVENING WITH MILOVAN DANOJLIĆ AT THE EMBASSY, 06TH NOVEMBER, 2018
CEREMONY OF THE UNVEILING OF THE MEMORIAL PLAQUE DEDICATED TO JOVAN DUČIĆ IN GENEVA, 05THNOVEMBER, 2018
SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA MR. NIKOLA SELAKOVIĆ VISITED SWITZERLAND, 03RD NOVEMBER, 2018
CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA “KNJAZ MILOŠ” HELD A CONCERT AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, 13.09.2018.
HIS HOLINESS IRINEJ, SERBIAN PATRIARCH VISITED EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA IN SWITZERLAND, 03.09.2018.
INFORMATION
PARLIAMENTARY GROUP FOR COOPERATION WITH SERBIA
''EXPO 2018'' held in Dietikon
CHOIR OF RADIO-TELEVISION OF SERBIA HELD A CONCERT IN BERN, 02.06.2018.
OBAVEŠTENJE
THE INTERNATIONAL DRAWING AND PAINTING COMPETITION “JOY OF EUROPE”
Summit of Serbian Business Diaspora, 01st and 02nd of June 2018, Dietikon
INFORMATION
LITERARY EVENING OF SERBIAN WRITERS AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, 26.04.2018
DELEGATION OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA PAID VISIT TO SWITZERLAND, 22 - 24.01.2017.
EXHIBITION OF EMBROIDERED CYRILLIC LETTERS, 09.03.2018.
THE DONATION OF THE LITERATURE TO THE UNIVERSITY IN THE BASEL, 06.03.2018.
FAMOUS SERBIAN WRITER MATIJA BECKOVIC VISITED SWITZERLAND, 03.03.2018.
THE SCREENING OF THE FILM "KOSOVO - MOMENT IN CIVILIZATION" IN SWITZERLAND, 02.03.2018.
NATIONAL DAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA CELEBRATED AT THE EMBASSY, 20.2.2018.
INFORMATION
PARTICIPATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ALEKSANDAR VUCIC AND THE PRIME MINISTER ANA BRNABIC IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN DAVOS, 24 – 26.1.2018.
MINISTER OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA MR. MLADEN ŠARČEVIĆ PAID A VISIT TO SWITZERLAND, 27 – 29.11.2017.
Famous Serbian movie director Emir Kusturica in Geneva, 31 October, 2017
Exhibition of photos by Dinko Denovski, 23.6.2017.
Famous Serbian poet Ljubivoje Rsumovic visited Switzerland, 17-18.6.2017.
The concert of contemporary music
Serbische Wirtschaftsmesse in Dietikon, 2-4. June 2017.
Serbian students visited Switzerland, 29.04.2017.
Literary evening of Miodrag Lukic
Non working days
Non working days
Public international two-phase open competition for the design of a conceptual solution for the Zoran Djindjic memorial at the Students square in Belgrade
Concert of the musical duo "Teofilovići" at the Embassy, 03.13.2017.
48th International Meeting of Children of Europe "Joy of Europe", 02-05.10.2017.
MINISTER OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA MR. VLADAN VUKOSAVLJEVIC PAID A VISIT TO SWITZERLAND, 26 - 28.01.2017.
PARTICIPATION OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ALEKSANDAR VUCIC ON THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN DAVOS, 17 – 20.1.2016.
The concert of Nemanja Radulovic in Geneva, 26.1.2017.
Exhibition of photos of Belgrade by Prince Michele of Yougoslavie, 13.12.2016.
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA MR. ALEKSANDAR VUČIĆ VISITED SWISS CONFEDERATION, 08.12.2016.
THE MAYOR OF BELGRADE MR. SINIŠA MALI PAID AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO BERN, 02.12.2016.
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REAL ESTATE SALES SERVICES
Holiday - Armistice Day
Celebration of 100th anniversary since the opening of the first Embassy of Serbia in the Swiss Confederation
Literary evening with writer Snezana Petrovic
Official ceremony of handover and unveiling of the bust of Dr. Archibald Reiss
Presentation of the project „Belgrade Waterfront“ in Zurich – 28.05.2016
Volleyball tournament Montreaux Volley Masters“, 31.05 - 05.06.2016
Concert at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Bern
Day of Slavic writing and culture
Visit of scholars and teachers from Belgrade and Vukovar
Nikola Pešić’s piano concert at Krompholz, Berne, 10.05.2016
Visit of the Ambassador, Dr. Jankovic, to Canton Aarau, 22.02.2016
Celebration of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia in Switzerland
The Mayor of the City of Berne, Mr. Alexander Tschappat, on visit to the City of Belgrade
INFORMATION
Promotion of the new book “Dan kad se BRE vratilo kuci” written by Violeta Aleksic
Attendance of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on the World Economic Forum in Davos from 20-22 January 2016
Bilateral political consultations between the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation on December, 18th 2015
7th session of the Joint committee for an economic collaboration between Serbia and Switzerland, 16 June 2015, Zurich
Business Forum „Serbia on the road to a modern economy“, 16 June 2015 Zürich
New Year’s concert in the Embassy of the Duo ''Seraroma''
Visit то Canton of Schaffhausen
Foundation of the Serbian-Swiss friendship association “Dr. Archibald Reiss” and the uncover of Dr. Archibald Reiss’ bust in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Bern
Information über die Sammlung der Humanitäre Hilfe für die Flüchtlinge in der Republik Serbien
Тwo of the ''Stadler Rail'' trains departed to Serbia
Concert of piano duo Meles
Courtesy visit to Mayor of Bern
Awarding of the Candelmas decoration of the second degree to professor dr Afksendyios Kalangos
EXCHANGE BETWEEN PUPILS FROM SERBIA AND NEGOSLAVCI IN CROATIA WITH THE SWISS SCHOOL, March 21, 2015
Concert of clarinettist Milos Mijatovic
Meeting with representatives of the Diaspora, March 12, 2015
BLUE PORTRAIT OF NIKOLA TESLA EXHIBITED IN THE EMBASSY OF SERBIA IN BERN, February 21, 2015
PARTICIPATION OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA MR. ALEKSANDAR VUCIC AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN DAVOS, 21ST AND 22ND JANUARY, 2015
Visit of the Counselor of the President Dr. Jasmina Mitrovic Maric, as the envoy of the President of the Republic of Serbia H.E. Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, on marking 100 years since the start of the First World War
DR. SNEZANA JANKOVIC PRESENTED THE LETTERS OF CREDENCE TO THE PRESIDENT OF SWISS CONFEDERATION
Travel to Serbia - Visas
20th anniversary of Folklore Ensemble "Karadjordje" celebrated
Cooperation between Junior Chambers International in Serbia and Switzerland
Delegation of Serbian MPs visits Switzerland, 14-19. September 2014
Political consultations between Serbia and Switzerland, 22 Oktober 2013, Belgrade
President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic awarded Mr. Franz Weber with the Silver Medal for Merits
News - Archive