Serbian president Nikolic in Palestine

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic was greeted with top honors and the sounding of anthems.

Serbian president Nikolic in Palestine

World Bulletin/News Desk

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic began Monday a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine, meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

After his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nikolic addressed reporters in Ramallah, Serbian press reported.

"We have a similar fate and solve it in a similar way - through negotiations. Sometimes those who do not support us think that it is our weakness that we negotiate, and we are negotiating because we are strong, because we believe that we are right and that is why we want to provide our own and other people's children with better lives," said Nikolic.

He pointed out that it was difficult to start talks, while then "a solution is found."

"Serbia just never let anyone threaten our integrity and humiliate us, and President Abbas will not let that happen to the Palestinian people," Nikolic said.

He noted that Abbas had informed him on the progress of negotiations with Israel, and that he informed the Palestinian leader about the progress of the talks between Belgrade and Priština.

Abbas also stressed the decades-long cooperation in education, which has led to a large number of family, cultural and social ties, noting that a large number of people in the Palestinian cities and refugee camps speak the Serbian language thanks to the education they received in Serbian universities.

The Palestinian president urged Serbians to visit the holy shrines in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and other tourist spots, and Nikolic said that the Serbian authorities will encourage the faithful from all over the country to come to Palestine.

Nikolic also urged Palestinian leaders to encourage their investors to invest in Serbia and thanked Abbas for his hospitality, inviting him to come to Serbia to discuss further cooperation.

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