PASOK party Parliamentary representative Petros Efthymiou is on a two-day working visit to Belgrade as of Wednesday in his capacity of President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

Efthymiou met on Thursday with the president of Serbia's Parliament Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic with whom he signed a cooperation memorandum for the preparation of the OSCE's 20th Parliamentary Assembly plenum that will be held in the Serb capital in July.

During the meeting, Efthymiou stressed the OSCE's important role in issues concerning security, economic cooperation, energy security, the defence of human rights and of a state of law.

Efthymiou also met with Serbia's Defence Minister Dragan Sutanovac. During the meeting positive assessments were made of reforms that took place in Serbia's armed forces, while Efthymiou hailed the efforts being made on the part of Belgrade for coooperation wilth the neighbours in the defence sector.