Selaković: Serbia and Guatemala are friendly and fraternal countries

29. Sep 2021.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Pedro Brolo, and on that occasion, said that the relations between the two countries are friendly and fraternal.

At a press conference after the meeting in Guatemala City, Selaković expressed expectation that the 140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, which will be marked next year, will be an extraordinary opportunity to further improve relations between Serbia and Guatemala.

"The exchange of visits at the high and highest level is important for the relations between the two countries, and I hope that this practice will be continued in the future. My meetings here are a great opportunity to determine where we are in the field of bilateral and multilateral cooperation and on issues of mutual interest", Selaković stated.

According to him, consultations between the two ministries will be organized by the end of this year, which should result in the text of a comprehensive agreement on cooperation between the two countries, which should cover many fields of common interest, such as culture, education, sports, economy.

Selaković conveyed the gratitude of Serbia and its citizens for the firm, principled and consistent position of Guatemala on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija.

"This proves the commitment of our two countries to the values ​​defined in the UN Charter", Selaković said.

The head of Serbian diplomacy invited Minister Brolo to visit Belgrade, either during the upcoming celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, or at some other time.

"You are always welcome in our country and I am sure that our next conversation in Belgrade will be very fruitful", Selaković said.

Minister Brolo said that Guatemala is committed to deepening cooperation with Serbia in numerous areas, such as economy, culture and education, as well as strengthening political dialogue and multilateral cooperation.

The host congratulated Selaković on Serbia's economic successes in the past period and confirmed that representatives of Guatemala would come to Belgrade in October for a commemorative gathering on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first conference of the Non-Aligned Movement.