Deputy member of the permanent delegation of the NARS to the PA SEECP Djordje Milicevic at the videoconference of the standing committee of the PA SEECP
The meeting participants discussed the situation in the field of regional cooperation – opportunities and challenges.
Milicevic stressed that the Republic of Serbia attaches particular importance to developing cooperation with other participants in the region as a basis for maintaining and increasing stability and promoting comprehensive good neighborly cooperation. He added that the constant progress and the deepening of regional cooperation, in particular through regional initiatives, contribute to the integration of this part of Europe into the European Union, and above all, to the well-being of all. the citizens.
“The promotion of the European perspective of the South-Eastern European region, the preservation and strengthening of democratic institutions, the exchange of experiences and good practices must remain at the center of our concerns because the European perspective is what unites us all and allows us to act as one. It is crucial that the European perspective of the region is clearly articulated and supported by the EU institutions and that all the benefits of mutual cooperation and joint coordinated action are used, ”he said.
Milicevic went on to stress that climate change, sustainable preservation of air quality, waste and sewage management are pressing current issues addressed by the “green transition” process. The Green Agenda is, he said, an entirely new, green, ecological and energy revolution all over the world.
“This year, we have embarked on the path of the green transition, which is a whole new model of growth. At the same time, the objective is to have enough energy at sustainable prices, while respecting all the standards of environmental protection, because energy goes hand in hand with ecology. We want energy security with environmental protection. ”
At the very end, he invited the participants to take part in the meeting of the General Committee on Economy, Infrastructure and Energy, which will be organized by the Serbian Parliament on December 14 in the form of video conference, on the theme “South-Eastern European economies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: roles and perspectives”.
Milicevic expressed hope that the day will provide a constructive discussion, culminating in the adoption of a resolution and recommendations to be sent to the governments of countries participating in the SEECP, in order to strengthen the effectiveness of the fight against the consequences. of the COVID-19 pandemic.