Content Management Powered by CuteNews
Mission of The Republic of Serbia to the NATO
| |     ћирилица | latinica  
Further development of cooperation with NATO respecting military neutrality

Belgrade, 20 Nov 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić met today with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and pointed out that Serbia is a sovereign and militarily neutral country which will continue to promote good cooperation with NATO.

Vučić said at a joint press conference with Stoltenberg held at the Palace of Serbia that our country will adhere to its parliamentary declaration and decisions on military neutrality, but that it has a broad scope for the improvement of cooperation with NATO. This cooperation contributes to the fight against terrorism, support in the migrant crisis, preservation of regional stability, better training of soldiers and policemen, but also to much greater security of our people in Kosovo-Metohija, which is the most important, the Prime Minister explained. He noted that NATO and Serbia still do not have to agree on certain issues from the past, but it is certain that there is a good future in mutual relations.

Stoltenberg stated that the KFOR today lifted restrictions that had applied to parts of the airspace of Serbia, introduced in 1999, which, he said, is a concrete expression of relations between NATO and Serbia. He explained that this means a full integration of Serbia into the airspace of Europe, noting that this decision is based on the commitment of Belgrade to normalisation of relations with Pristina. Every life that was lost during the NATO intervention in 1999 was a tragedy, which we deeply regret, Stoltenberg underlined and expressed his condolences to the families on both sides of the conflict and to those who have lost their loved ones. I am here today in connection with the new beginning of relations between NATO and Serbia. This is more important to us than ever because we are faced with many common challenges, he underlined, noting that the cooperation is of mutual benefit. According to Stoltenberg, the partnership plan offers many opportunities for cooperation, and NATO is prepared to open a new fund to help Serbia to destroy 200 tons of surplus ammunition.

As NATO Secretary General, I strongly believe in the potential of the relationship between this military alliance and Serbia, respecting the neutrality policy, Stoltenberg reiterated and added that he is happy because of the development of relations and the political and practical cooperation between NATO and Serbia. Serbia, he stated, plays an important role in building security in the Balkans and around the world, and in welcoming thousands of refugees, and also as the OSCE chair country and by sending troops to the missions of the UN and the EU. The Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is very important and is the only way to go ahead, the NATO Secretary-General said and praised the important steps that have been achieved in the promotion of Serbia's cooperation with its neighbours.

Vučić received the NATO Secretary-General this morning in front of the Palace of Serbia together with the Guard of the Serbian Army. During the day, Stoltenberg will also speak with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić and Minister of Defence Bratislav Gašić. Later today, Vučic and Stoltenberg will give a lecture to students of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade on the topic “Security in contemporary Europe”.


Print version
Serbian Government Adopts New IPAP with NATO
Delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia visits NATO HQ
Candidacy of the Republic of Serbia for re-election to the UNESCO Executive Council
Scientific cooperation with NATO
Jubilee 100th Rose-Roth Seminar - Parliamentary Assembly (PA) of NATO
Ambassador receives students of the 8th class of the High Security and Defense Studies
Participation of Ambassador M. Udovički at 60th anniversary of NATO SPS Programme
SEEGROUP meeting in Brussels devoted to exercise "Srbija 2018"
Ambassador Filipovic confers with NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General James Appathurai
SEEGROUP delegation visited the Republic of Serbia
Successful international field exercise for managing the consequences of emergency situations "SRBIJA 2018"
Ambassador Udovicki met with Serbian National Assembly delegation
Advanced Security and Defence Studies participants study visit to Brussels
Ambassador Filipovic meetings in NATO HQ
Secretary General: NATO is committed to building a strong partnership with Serbia
President Vučić with NATO DSG Rose Gottemoeller
Minister of Defence meets NATO Deputy Secretary General
Keeping peace common interest of Serbia, NATO
Serbia continues its military neutrality policy
NATO-funded Serbian researchers develop biofuel from algae
Deputy Secretary General stresses value of NATO-Serbia partnership in visit to Belgrade
Serbia’s partnership with NATO considerably improved
Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the Kosovo Security Force (KSF)
Advanced Security and Defence Studies participants study visit to Brussels
Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the explosions at the Kragujevac Military Facility
Vučić meets with NATO SG Stoltenberg in Davos
KFOR conducts medical evacuation of newborn baby from Pristina to Belgrade
Serbia regional factor of stability
NATO respects Serbia's military neutrality
Discussions on the implementation of Serbia - NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan in Brussels
Security in Western Balkans common interest of Serbia and NATO
Demilitarization of surplus ordnance
Fair partner relations of Serbia, NATO
Consultations at NATO Headquarters
MFA officials meet with NATO PA delegation
Serbia will not alter its policy of military neutrality
Serbia militarily neutral, reliable partner of NATO
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Serbia
KFOR has crucial role in protecting Serbian people in Kosovo-Metohija
Cooperation with NATO in Serbia's interest
Ministers Dačić and Gašić meeting with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
Further development of cooperation with NATO respecting military neutrality
NATO Secretary General arrives in Belgrade
SEEGROUP members on a visit to Serbia
Serbian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff met with new KFOR Commander
Minister of Defence Bratislav Gasic visits NATO Joint Force Command in Naples
SEEGROUP discussed the Fight against terrorism and Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in the Western Balkans
Serbia in favour of developping cooperation with NATO through Partnership for Peace
Gasic and Stamatopoulos about Serbia's cooperation with NATO
Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces met with KFOR Commander
SEEGROUP Panel Discussion on Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy
Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces at the meeting of the NATO Military Committee
Chairman on the NATO Military Committee visits Serbia
Ministers Dačić and Gašić visit NATO headquarters in Brussels
Serbia’s OSCE Chairmanship activities presented to SEEGROUP
Commander JFC Naples, Admiral Mark Ferguson, visits Serbia
Meeting between Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
Minister Dacic welcomed the adoption of IPAP between the Republic of Serbia and NATO
NATO Secretary General J.Stoltenberg welcomed the adoption of IPAP between the Republic of Serbia and NATO
Serbian Mission to NATO takes over chairmanship of SEEGROUP in 2015