The United States has increased the length of US Visa validity for Serbia's citizens to ten years in a sign of improving ties with the Balkan country.
Ambassador Mary Warlick says the increase applies to business and tourism visas. Visas in other categories will still be issued to a maximum three years.
Warlick described the move Thursday as "an important milestone in relations between the United States and Serbia, and a symbol of our deepening friendship."
Relations between Washington and Belgrade were tense in the past because of U.S.-led NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, and America's support for the independence of Kosovo.
Warlick cited "significant progress" in relations in the past year.
Source: Bloomberg Business Week