Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia
 
22.06.2017

Assistant Minister for Defence Policy meets Political Advisor to the Commander at NATO Allied Joint Force Command




 
Today, at the Ministry of Defence, a meeting was held between Mr Milan Mojsilović, Assistant Minister for Defence Policy, and Dr. Mel McNulty, Political Advisor to the Commander at NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples.
 
During the meeting, which discussed the current political and security situation in the region, Acting Assistant Minister for Defence Policy pointed out that the foreign policy priorities of the Republic of Serbia remain the preservation of territorial integrity and sovereignty, membership of the European Union and the promotion of regional cooperation.
 
The Republic of Serbia is actively working on developing cooperation with all key actors of the international community, in accordance with mutual interests and, as a militarily neutral state, it has no intention to change such a status.
 
New security challenges, risks and threats in the form of terrorism, economic and energy dependence, uncontrolled migration of the population from crisis areas, require that every form of cooperation be raised to the highest possible level, especially with countries in the immediate neighbourhood.
 
They emphasised the need to maintain dialogue at the highest political and military level, with the intensification of practical cooperation through the numerous available Partnership for Peace mechanisms serving the purpose of building operational and functional capabilities of the Serbian Armed Forces.
 
The representative of the Allied Joint Force Command Naples agreed that the stability of the region is the key to progress in overall relations with the Republic of Serbia and its neighbours. He pointed out excellent cooperation between the KFOR and the Serbian Armed Forces, and confirmed that KFOR would continue to professionally carry out the assigned mandate. He welcomed efforts to reach the level of cooperation so far and voiced the expectation that the upcoming high-level meetings, whose details are being harmonised, would contribute to its further enhancement