Ministry of defence Republic of Serbia

Cooperation with the Chinese company CETC

Defence Minister Zoran Djordjevic received a three-member delegation of the Chinese company CETC (China Electronics Technology Group Corporation) and discussed with Long Bin, the President of the company, the possibilities for joint research and development projects.

The Ministry of Defence is fully open to negotiations and finding appropriate modalities of cooperation in research, development and production of arms and military equipment and is very interested in the potential Chinese investments in our research and production capacities, Djordjevic said and pointed out that the establishment of new joint companies in accordance with the selected areas and concrete projects of cooperation is not excluded.

In this regard, in recent days, the experts from the Department of Material Resources and Military Technical Institute and experts from the CETC company discussed potential projects that should be developed in the forthcoming period.

Minister Djordjevic singled out the field of military-economic and military-technical cooperation as an important segment of the growing economic cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Serbia and stressed that the visit of the President of China Xi Jinping gave a powerful impetus to the further intensification of cooperation between the two friendly countries.

On this occasion, the Agreement on cooperation in the field of defence industry was signed, which, along with the visit of our expert delegation to China, contributed to the creation of conditions for collaboration with CETC and other Chinese companies.

The CETC company was established in 1948, when it designed and made the first Chinese radar to develop after that from a national company into a global industrial giant in the field of electronic technologies.