German Chancellor Olaf Scholz lands on Western Balkans on June 10

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is scheduled to visit the Balkans on June 10th. DW sources say the goal is good preparation for the Berlin Process summit, DW in the Serbian language reported. 

Chancellor Scholz should visit Serbia on June 10; it was confirmed to DW from Serbian diplomatic sources.

“We are striving for that date, the visit still needs to be coordinated with other countries in the region,” the source said.

According to the source, Scholz will, in addition to Belgrade, certainly visit Prishtina, and the trip tends to grow into a small Balkan tour with visits to Tirana and Skopje, and possibly Sarajevo.

Earlier, the journalist of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Michael Martens, reported on Twitter that Scholz was coming to Belgrade on June 10. Referring to reliable sources from Berlin, he stated that the topics would be “energy, economy, Serbia’s position towards Russia” and others.

A DW source says Scholz is keen to prepare well for the Berlin Process summit, which is likely to take place in August:

“Unlike former Chancellor Merkel, Scholz is more in favor of concrete solutions. He cares that this summit is not just an expensive trip, but that concrete solutions are being reached”.

The goal of the Berlin Process is to connect the regions of the Western Balkans more closely, through the free flow of people, goods, capital, and services.