Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu met on 3 February 2012, in the sidelines of the 48th Munich Security Conference, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Vuk Jeremić.
During the discussion, the head of the Romanian diplomacy voiced his confidence that the tangible results obtained in the relationship with Serbia following the state visit of Romania’s President to the neighbouring country, in November 2011, and the Serbian Government’s agreement that a Romanian consulate general be opened at Zajecar, in Northeastern Serbia, would be replicated.
The Romanian dignitary insisted that the pro-European political forces in Belgrade should continue their efforts to irreversibly anchor Serbia to the European path. He also said he hoped Serbia would obtain the status of a candidate country in February at the General Affairs Council, with the decision to be then validated by the European Council on 1-2 March 2012.
The Serbian Foreign Minister thanked his Romanian counterpart for the constant Romanian support to Serbia’s European path, underscoring the fact that 2012 would be a test year for the pro-European political forces in Belgrade, in the context of parliamentary and presidential elections.