|Xi Jinping Meets with President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia|
On April 25, 2019, President Xi Jinping met with President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia at the Great Hall of the People.
Xi Jinping pointed out that since the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Serbia in 2016, bilateral cooperation in various fields has been advancing steadily. Political mutual trust has been strengthened, and both sides have firmly supported each other's core interests. Serbia is an important country in jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative, and the two sides should deepen mutually beneficial cooperation to better benefit the two peoples. Both sides should enhance people-to-people and cultural exchanges and mutual learning, improve people-to-people bonds, strengthen international cooperation in multilateral fields, jointly uphold multilateralism, and promote world peace and development.
Aleksandar Vucic expressed warm congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, saying that China's development achievements provide Serbia with valuable reference. The Serbian side firmly supports and actively participates in cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative which is bringing benefits to the people of Serbia and the rest of the world. Major cooperation projects built with Chinese side's assistance, such as Smederevo steel plant, have greatly promoted Serbia's economic development. As a staunch friend of China, Serbia will continue to maintain mutual understanding and support with China on issues involving each other's core interests and major concerns.
After the meeting, the two heads of state jointly witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents including that of jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi and He Lifeng attended the meeting.