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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic

Vice President Joe Biden met today with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.  The Vice President noted the strategic significance of Serbia’s efforts to promote regional reconciliation in the Balkans, including its advancement of the EU-facilitated dialogue with Kosovo.  The Vice President and Prime Minister also discussed Serbia’s process of integration with the European Union, which both leaders agreed would ensure long-term stability and prosperity for Serbia and the wider region.  The Vice President welcomed Serbia’s steadfast efforts to cope with an unprecedented refugee and migration crisis, and pledged to examine what additional support the United States could provide.  The two leaders also discussed Serbia’s implementation of needed economic reforms, and the importance of creating a positive business climate to attract future U.S. investment in Serbia.  Finally, the Vice President and Prime Minister also discussed energy security and a number of rule of law cases.