Friday, June 26, 2009

SERBIA-PORTUGAL, Better cooperation of parliaments

Belgrade, June 22 (Serbia Today) - The Speakers of Parliament of Serbia and Portugal, Mrs. Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic and Jaime Gama, signed an Agreement on Monday which is due to improve cooperation between two legislative bodies on all levels, first such a document Serbia achieved with any EU member country.
The Framework Cooperation Agreement “ensures the cooperation two democratic countries, it is model for strengthening the work of Parliament“, said Gama adding official Lisbon strongly backed Serbia on its way to EU. He also spoke about Serbia’s process of accession to the block, use of EU funds and its commitment to cooperate with ICTY.
Speaking at joint press conference, the two stressed the Agreement “provides opportunity to improve communication“ at all parliamentary levels and manages cooperation of parliaments’ working bodies.
Gama said he believed issue of visa liberalization for citizens of Serbia to travel to EU “shall soon be resolved“. Mrs. Djukic-Dejanovic briefed her counterpart on Serbian parliament activities on adoption the laws on agriculture and regional development as well as harmonisation of Serbian legislation with EU rules.
Speaker of Portugal parliament Jaime Gama also met on Monday Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic and Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic.

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