Letta: "Serbia should become 29th star of EU"
15 October 2013
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dačić
ROME - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has said that "Serbia should become the 29th star of the EU," following a summit between the two countries in Ancona on Tuesday. The summit was the third meeting held between a large number of officials from each of the two countries.
As Serbia continues on its path towards EU membership, Italy remains strongly at its side. Prime Minister Letta and a group of his ministers met with Serbian officials to discuss Serbia's steps towards integration into the EU. Prime Minister Letta called the objective a "big priority" and said that now "all the necessary steps must be made." Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić has said that Italy is one of Serbia's most important economic and political partners and that relations between the two countries are "excellent."
The summit was held to discuss not only the Serbian integration process, but also strategic relations between the two countries. Italy is Serbia's top economic partner and has 500 companies holding major investments in the country