As is reported by the Russian Foreign Ministry, during the talks, the sides exchanged their opinions on the state and prospects of the Russian-Serbian political dialogue, further improvement of the legal framework, strengthening cooperation in the cultural and educational fields. The sides had discussed the preparations for the upcoming meeting on September 11, in Sochi, between Tomislav Nikolic and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Progress of the implementation of the key joint projects in the Russian-Serbian cooperation was also discussed at greater length, including the construction of the Serbian segment of the South Stream gas pipeline, and the advancement in other areas of energy, economic and infrastructure cooperation. "The sides emphasized the mutual interest in expanding the investment partnership and creating favorable conditions for Russian business in Serbia," the statement reads.
According to the Russian MFA, the sides "have noted the similarity of both countries' attitude towards the wide range of international issues, confirmed the focus on better coordination of cooperation on the foreign policy agenda," and noted the successful work of the Russian-Serbian humanitarian center in Nis, as well as the need for this structure for effective response to natural disasters not only in Serbia, but also in the whole region.
At the meeting "European affairs and the situation in the Balkans were thoroughly discussed" and the situation in Kosovo settlement was reviewed in detail. "The Russian and Serbian positions identity was confirmed regarding the need to solve the existing problems in strict accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1244 and international law," the Russian Foreign Ministry concluded.