Serbia, Hungary discuss comprehensive strategic cooperation

Orban said the two sides mostly discussed about opening new border crossings and ways to strengthen economic cooperation.

Viktor Orban

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and her Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban held a joint session on Monday in Serbia’s northern city of Subotica where the two governments signed numerous documents on future cooperation, and agreed to start working on establishing comprehensive strategic partnership.

According to a press release from the Serbian government after the session, the two countries had signed 11 documents on future cooperation in areas ranging from infrastructure and transport to environment, European integrations and many others.

At a press conference after the meeting, Brnabic said that the conclusion from the joint government session is that the time is ripe for the two countries to start working on an agreement on comprehensive strategic partnership.

Orban said the two sides mostly discussed about opening new border crossings and ways to strengthen economic cooperation.

Orban and Brnabic expressed satisfaction with the fact that in 2018 bilateral trade reached 1.7 billion euros (about 1.92 billion U.S. dollars), represents a 15 percent growth compared with the year before.