Hungary trusts that it will develop cooperation with Serbia focusing on the reform of their institutions, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Tibor Navracsics said after talks with Suzana Grubjesic, Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European integration, in Budapest on Monday.

Besides being strategic partners, the countries will benefit from exchanging their experiences, the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister told a press conference after the talks.

He stated that at the talks they agreed that relevant ministries of the two countries will cooperate directly and organise conferences and roundtables to help Serbia in its European integration. Deputy Prime Minister Grubjesic thanked Hungary for its support to her country's integration, and voiced hope that an EU summit next month would set a date to start accession talks between Serbia and the EU.

(MTI, Ministry of Public Administration and Justice)