Vienna, 7 December 2005 Press release

Plassnik: “Visible efforts to counter visa criminality”


Foreign Minister thanks her Serbian-Montenegrin counterpart Draskovic

Vienna, 7 December 2005 - "I should like to thank Vuk Draskovic for his support in the fight against the illicit trade in visas," said Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik. The Serbian-Montenegrin Foreign Minister today called for steps to be taken against visa advertisements in his country’s newspapers.

Plassnik praised the "visible efforts to counter visa criminality". The Foreign Minister recently called on Draskovic to urge the Serbian authorities to take decisive action. Last week the Austrian Foreign Minister also requested the western Balkan states to take a systematic stand against visa criminality.

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