On April 19, 2013, Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao held consultations with State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Serbia Vera Mavric in Beijing.
Song said bilateral relations have been developing very well and enjoy broad development prospects. Both sides should further strengthen political mutual trust, substantiate and expand economic and trade cooperation and maintain active cultural exchanges, so as to enhance the level of bilateral strategic partnership.
Mavric said that developing relations with China is a diplomatic priority of Serbia. Serbia is willing to strengthen cooperation with China in the fields of politics, economy and trade, culture and tourism, and promote the comprehensive development of China-Serbia relations.
Both sides also made positive comments on the achievements of the cooperation between China and central and eastern European countries, pledging joint efforts to promote in-depth development of such cooperation.