Italy views its partnership with Serbia as "important" and wants to further strengthen bilateral ties, also to boost the stability of the Balkans region, the foreign ministry tweeted on Monday.
"FM @luigidimaio. With his Serbian counterpart, Nikola Selakovic," read the tweet, posted with a photo of the two ministers.
"Serbia is an important partner for Italy. We aim to strengthen bilateral cooperation also to support stability in the Western Balkans," the tweet went on.
Serbia has been in European Union membership negotiations for eight years. The bloc first pledged 18 years ago to eventually admit Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania.