Selaković met with new resident representative of UNDP

24. Aug 2022.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selaković met with new resident representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Serbia Mr. Yakup Beris today.

After welcoming the interlocutor, Minister Selaković pointed out that the UN was one of the most significant multilateral organizations for Serbia, both in the context of preserving territorial integrity and sovereignty and as a partner in building the foundations for sustainable development.

Minister Selaković added that Serbia took part in the common efforts for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda before 2030, that is, the creation of a better, more prosperous and/or a more secure and stable global environment.

Moreover, Minister Selaković highlighted that Serbia was increasingly investing in the green agenda and that the budgetary allocations for projects relating to the environmental protection were higher than ever before.

According to Minister Selaković, Serbia also positively evaluates the cooperation with UNDP in providing technical assistance and expertise for development projects.

Minister Selaković stated that the implementation of the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework between United Nations and the Republic of Serbia 2021-2025 was a priority at that moment.

The Minister also referred to the situation in Kosovo and Metohija, pointing to UNDP's obligation to operate in Serbia’s southern province in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244, while respecting the principle of status neutrality.

As the Minister concluded, Serbia was trying to be the biggest promoter and guarantor of peace and stability in the Region, thus also struggling to maintain the country’s economic development.