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Serbia and US commit to further strengthen cooperation in energy transition

Serbia and the United States confirmed their determination to improve political and economic cooperation, especially in the field of investments and infrastructure construction. This is the outcome of a farewell visit of US Ambassador to Serbia, Anthony Godfrey to the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlovic.

“Everything we have done in the past year in the Ministry has initiated changes in the field of energy and mining, especially in the part of strengthening the country’s energy security and independence,” said Minister Mihajlovic. “I hope that we will improve the cooperation between Serbia and the United States in the coming period in the field of strengthening and modernising energy infrastructure and we are counting on joint work in the process of energy transition and the fight against climate change.”

According to her, Serbia’s commitment is to attract the world’s best companies, with the most modern technologies and American companies are welcome.

“The most important thing in energy and mining is investments, that is the priority,” she added. “We want to achieve cooperation, as we did in the previous ministry, especially when it comes to the Moravian Corridor.”

The meeting focused on gas diversification, regional connections and cooperation in the field of strengthening energy security, as well as overall relations between Serbia and the United States.

“The United States will continue to strongly support Serbia in the further development of the energy sector and in the process of decarbonisation of the energy mix,” Ambassador Godfrey said. “The growth of the Serbian economy is the biggest change in the Western Balkans and the fastest way to further economic growth is through the construction of various energy sources, as well as joint engagement in strengthening energy infrastructure and partnership in energy transition and combating climate change.”

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