The Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke at the Conference The World in 2016 about Serbia’s position in today’s volatile world
Serbia is a small country, but it is nonetheless part of the world, and therefore when we talk about the world we are necessarily talking about Serbia. Our priorities grow naturally: Serbia comes first, then the Balkan region, then the world. And a developed and stable Serbia is a guarantee of stability for the entire region. However, Serbia alone cannot achieve all of it goals if it is not deeply incorporated into the whole world community, and I think that this Government has changed the paradigm and enabled a position that is quite new for Serbia. In 2015 we established a balanced position that is absolutely appropriate in these times, as well as succeeding with its chairmanship of the OSCE, which is a quite complicated organisation. Today’s difficult geopolitical situation cannot be handled easily, especially in an organisation based on consensus, if your country has no influence.
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