Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

Military Technical Cooperation Constantly Rising

Today, Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin met in Minsk the Minister of Defence of Belarus Lieutenant General Andrei Ravkov with whom he talked about the enhancement of the bilateral military cooperation and current security and political situation in the world. Ministers Vulin and Lt Gen Ravkov underlined the importance of the overall relations between Serbia and Belarus, founded on historical friendship of the two states.
Minister Vulin said that Serbia and Belarus would continue reached agreements on military technical cooperation, and considerably develop mutual relations.
- We talked about joint participation in peacekeeping operations, on military educational cooperation, and of course, about the continuation of military technical cooperation. This means that we are considering numerous options for the equipment and modernisation of our armed forces, primarily when it comes to the procurement of air systems, modernisation of our materiel. We have also talked about joint ventures for the third markets in order to engage our military industry together with Belarusian – Vulin pointed out.
He noted that the political relations between Serbia and Belarus are exceptional.
- Aleksandar Vučić is highly appreciated here, especially his position and approach to Belarus as an independent, sovereign country regardless of the third parties. We are friendly states and that is how we will continue behaving. I have had the pleasure of hearing here how greatly admired our armed forces are, how highly our state is regarded and how appreciated and respected our Supreme Commander is – Minister Vulin stressed.
The interlocutors were pleased to establish that the bilateral defence cooperation was permanently developed to mutual satisfaction which was confirmed by ever growing numbers of high level visits, and highly successful execution of joint exercise “Slavic Brotherhood” that was jointly executed by the members of the armed forces of Belarus, Serbia and the Russian Federation.
After today’s visit to Belarus, Minister Aleksandar Vulin and the delegation of the Ministry of Defence will travel to Moscow at the invitation of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergey Shoygu, where tomorrow he will attend a celebration of marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Red Army and where he will talk with the hosts on the side-lines of the celebration.
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