Selaković informed the Kenyan diplomat about the situation in northern Kosovo and Metohija

13. Oct 2021.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, met with the Chief Administrative Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, Ababu Namwamba.

Minister Selaković thanked the Kenyan delegation for attending the high-level meeting marking the 60th anniversary of the first conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, saying that the two countries have a long lasting friendship dating back to 1963, and that the Father of the Kenyan nation, Jomo Kenyatta, was very fond of the SFRY.

Selaković stated that the economic cooperation of our countries is below real possibilities and levels of political relations, but he also pointed out that there is great potential for its improvement.

The Minister also spoke about cooperation in the field of education, through the “World in Serbia” project, and Serbia's intention to increase the number of scholarships for students from African countries in the next academic year, expressing hope that students from Kenya will continue to apply to study in our country.

Referring to the fight against the coronavirus, the Minister said that Serbia had the opportunity to help friendly countries by donating vaccines, reminding that the Government of Serbia approved the donation of 40 thousand AstraZeneca vaccines to Kenya.

The Minister emphasized our gratitude for Kenya's clear position on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija and the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia, as well as for the support it provides our country in international organizations on that issue.

The head of Serbian diplomacy informed his interlocutor about the course of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina and the unequal attitude of both sides towards the process of normalization of relations, as well as about the current situation in northern Kosovo and Metohija and the wounding of a young man of Serbian nationality.