BELGRADE, November 28. / TASS /. Serbia will never end its friendship with Russia and China, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in his address to the nation on Saturday on the 13th anniversary of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party.
“Serbia is on the European path, which is important to us, but Serbia has always appreciated its friends. We have never turned our backs on our friends, even when they were going through difficult times, even when it was difficult for us to resist the pressure, ”he said.
“This is why Serbia receives its gas at the lowest price in Europe and can count on the friendly support of many nations regarding the issue of Kosovo and Metohija. Despite the pressure, Serbia will not reject its friendship with the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic. from China, ”the president added.
Serbia’s foreign policy envisages membership of the European Union in combination with the preservation of friendly relations with Moscow and Beijing and the development of relations with Washington. Belgrade is determined to remain militarily neutral and to refrain from joining NATO or other military alliances. This position attracts criticism from the West. Serbia has been told more than once that euro-integration is only possible if two fundamental conditions are met: recognition of Kosovo’s independence and the end of friendly relations with Russia. In recent years, the West has often criticized Serbia for its active cooperation with China.