Germany's FM Gabriel says Germany ready to support Serbia's EU bid

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Posted: Apr 12, 2017 1:13 PM

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday Germany is ready to support Serbia on its path to the European Union membership but said the Balkan country must work on reforms and sort out ties with its former province Kosovo.

Speaking after meeting Serbian president-elect Aleksandar Vucic, Gabriel said he could not give a precise date when Serbia could enter EU.

Gabriel said that Serbia was a factor of stability in the Western Balkan region.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Ivana Sekularac)