President of the Republic of Serbia received Director of IFIMES

The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, received today the director of the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), Assist. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović.

Director of the institute Assist. Prof. Dr. Bećirović presented to President Vučić the work of the Institute in the region of the Balkans and the Middle East, with a special emphasis on the Republic of Serbia and regional cooperation. The focus was on projects related to the process of Serbia’s accession to EU. The International Institute IFIMES intends to issue a special number of the international scientific journal European Perspectives, which will be dedicated to the process of Serbia’s accession to EU.

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić presented the priorities of Serbia on the road to the EU, the importance of economic progress of Serbia and the current developments in the country. In particular, he stressed the importance of the country’s faster progress on the way to the EU.

President Vučić and director Assist. Prof. Dr. Bećirović agreed at the end that regional security, stability and peace are very important, as well as quick resolution of open issues according to the principle of win-win solution.

Director of IFIMES Assist. Prof. Dr. Bećirović invited the president of Serbia Vučić to have a lecture at the institute soon, which President Vučić accepted with pleasure.