Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia
 
14.02.2019

Congratulatory message from the Minister of Defence on the Statehood Day of Serbia



I congratulate all members of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces as they celebrate 15th February, Candlemass Day – the Statehood Day of Serbia.
 
From the historical point of view, 15th February – the Statehood Day, when the first Constitution of the Principality of Serbia was passed, and when the First Serbian Uprising was started, is associated with extremely important events for the Serbian people. In the Serbian history, this day is of particular importance, primarily because of the desire of the Serbian people to create a modern state and a lasting source and inspiration for future generations.
 
Units of the Serbian Armed Forces are carrying out numerous tasks, achieving excellent results in training and qualifying and successfully maintaining the required level of operational and functional capabilities. In the previous period, the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces have shown that they are always with their people and citizens, providing full support for strengthening peace, security and stabilization in the region.
 
I congratulate you on the holiday convinced that the members of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces will continue to carry out tasks responsibly, with dedication and to the benefit of the people and the state of Serbia.