Selakovi: India and Serbia reaffirm their mutual position on Kashmir and Kosovo

India and Serbia share similar views on each other’s territorial integrity over Kashmiri and Kosovo issues, and New Delhi and Belgrade are keen to develop the economic and soft power partnership, Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovi said opposite ET.

“The issues of the territorial integrity of each other’s countries and longstanding mutual support in such matters were discussed when I met Foreign Minister Jaishankar for a detailed review of our partnership,” said Selakovi ET after his series of meetings with the Indian leadership here earlier this week. As the Serbian President’s special envoy, he visited India.

The two ministers also shared their views on regional and global issues of common concern. They agreed that the rule of law and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity are fundamental principles of international relations that must be respected by all. India fundamentally supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia and has not recognized Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence.

India and Serbia (as the successor state of Yugoslavia) are co-founders of the non-aligned movement and have traditionally maintained a close partnership for decades. Belgrade is hosting a mega-event on the 60th anniversary of the first NAM conference from October 11th to 12th. “MoS Meenakshi Lekhi is expected to represent India at the event. We are developing an elaborate program for this planned visit,” said Selakovi.

During the dialogue, the two countries discussed ways to improve cooperation in sectors such as agriculture, food processing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, etc.