Serbian diaspora in Britain campaigns for visa abolishment

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Belgrade, Jan 15 (Tanjug) The Serbian diaspora in Britainhas asked the British government to abolish visas for Serbs,which, it said, would help strengthen bilateral ties betweenboth countries.

The Serbian diaspora in Britain has started the campaigna year after Serbian citizens were granted visa-free travel tothe Schengen Area and the Ministry of Diaspora in Serbia hasexpressed it support.

"Visa abolishment would help the political, economic andcultural relations between Serbia and Great Britain," saidSerbian minister Srdjan Sreckovic.

"Members of the Serbian City Club, which mostly gathersyoung Serbian people in Britain, recently presented theSerbian community to the House of Commons, and encouragedtheir membership to approach MPs with the request that visasbe abolished," he said.

According to the Serbian Ministry of Diaspora''s release,around 100,000 Serbs live in Great Britain, with the core ofthe community made up of descendants of post-World War Twoemigrants, as well as people who left Serbia during the 1990s.

(Tanjug)

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