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MOSCOW, May 24 (Itar-Tass) - Russia and Serbia have signed a declaration of strategic partnership in all spheres, including politics, trade, economy, culture, science, technology, and education.
According to the text of the declaration, strategic partnership between the two countries is based on democratic values shared by both countries, and on the principles of sovereignty, equality and territorial integrity of states, of non-interference into domestic affairs, and of inseparability of international security, i.e. liability of states not to build up their own security at the expense of security of other states, peaceful settlement of conflicts, mutual respect and mutual benefit.
This partnership is aimed at bringing relations between Russia and Serbia at the highest level.
Strategic partnership provides for large-scale cooperation, including in political coordination on issues of bilateral, regional and international relations, in joint work within the United Nations and other international organizations to support the world community in its efforts aimed at peaceful settlement of international and regional problems and conflicts, in reforming of the United Nations Organization to strengthen its central role and enhance its efficiency, in strengthening peace and security in Europe, in the fight against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and against other global challenges.
Apart from that, strategic partnership provides for bilateral trade and economic exchanges, business contacts, encouraging mutual investments, cooperation between the interior ministries in the fight against organized crime, drug trafficking and terrorism, cooperation between the defence ministries and armed forces of the two countries, etc.
At talks within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and within other multi-party formats, Russia and Serbia will pay due attention to the formation of a common space of legally binding guarantees of equal and indivisible security for all states on a territory from Vancouver to Vladivostok.