Cooperation with our country important to Italy

Novi Sad, Rome, 16 April – Predrag Novikov, Director of the Office for European Affairs, is staying in Italy, at the invitation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the meeting held at the Department for South-east Europe, emphasis was placed on the importance of regional cooperation projects and partnership the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina had already established with the Autonomous Regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Umbria and other Italian regions. ”Serbia is a key part of the stability and economic prosperity of Europe and it is a region of major economic significance for Italy”, said Famiano Crucaneli, Department for South-east Europe of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Novikov thanked for Italy’s support offered to our country on its way towards the EU. After the presentation of Vojvodina’s projects and possibility EU IPA funds offer, he emphasized the importance of maintaining the territorial integrity of Balkan countries. “The decisions international and European institutions should make in the following period of time can have a significant impact on the long-term stability in the whole region. Therefore, the support of the Republic of Italy, as one of the EU founding countries and a state of high international repute, is of paramount importance”.