Russia favors mutually acceptable solution to the Kosovo problem, Putin says
"Russia and Serbia are bound by a strategic partnership, based on a tradition of friendship, as well as the cultural, spiritual and historical closeness of our brotherly nations," Putin said
"Russia is doing a lot to keep the situation in the Balkans stable and secure. We are in favor of that Belgrade and Pristina reaching a sustainable and mutually acceptable solution to the Kosovo problem on the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 1244," Putin told new ambassadors during a credentials ceremony in the Kremlin, attended by Serbian Ambassador Miroslav Lazanski.
"Russia and Serbia are bound by a strategic partnership, based on a tradition of friendship, as well as the cultural, spiritual and historical closeness of our brotherly nations," Putin said.
He recalled that he had a series of substantive talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic last year when a series of significant agreements were reached regarding the two countries' cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, energy, culture and cooperation on regional issues.
Putin also said that humanity is in danger today, Sputnik is reporting.
"The threat of terrorism is growing, regional conflicts are spreading and the arms control system is being destroyed," Putin said, adding that the global economy is also in an unstable state.
At the accreditation ceremony, Putin told the ambassadors that he hoped they would deal with issues of expanding political dialogue, trade and economic ties, widening cultural exchanges and interpersonal contacts.
The ceremony in the Kremlin was attended by 23 new ambassadors in Russia.
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