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1999 - Military Technical Agreement between the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the Republic of Serbia and the International Security Force - KFOR was concluded on 9 June 1999, after which, on June 10 1999 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1244 on Kosovo and Metohija. Based on these documents, the International Security Force - KFOR was deployed in Kosovo and Metohija.

2003 - Serbia and Montenegro formally applied for admission to NATO's program Partnership for Peace.

- The first PfP Trust Fund project with funding of around 0.375 million euros to destroy 28,000 surplus small arms and light weapons in Serbia was completed.

2005 - Serbia and Montenegro and NATO signed the Agreement on Transit Arrangements for KFOR in Kosovo and Metohija.

- The NATO / PfP Trust Fund for the project of destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines was launched, with financial contributions of about $ 1.7 million donated by 12 states. The project was successfully completed in May 2007, with a total of about 1.4 million anti-personnel mines safely destroyed.

2006 - New NATO / PfP Trust Fund to support the self-employment of redundant officers of the Serbian Armed Forces was launched. Project was successfully completed in 2011 with some 9.6 million euros spent in various forms of direct assistance to individuals in the program for the start up business in the civilian sector for costs of administration, maintenance and evaluation of the project, capacity building programs to support career change, as well as many promotional activities to ensure transparency of the project.

- At the NATO summit in Riga on 29 November the Republic of Serbia was invited to join the Partnership for Peace programme. The Republic of Serbia formally joined the Program on 14 December 2006, when President of the Republic of Serbia Boris Tadic signed the Framework Document containing the basic principles of the PfP, at the ceremony in the NATO HQ in Brussels.

- On the basis of the Transit Arrangements, on 18 December the NATO Millitary Liaison Office (MLO) began its work in Belgrade.

2007 - The Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Presentation document, which defines the areas of cooperation with NATO and the activities that the Republic of Serbia intends to participate in, in order to achieve the objectives of the partnership. The Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic on 5 September handed over the Presentation Document at NATO Headquarters.

- The Republic of Serbia began participation in the Planning and Review Process (PARP), which is the basic mechanism of the Partnership for Peace Program designed to raise the level of interoperability in the Serbian Armed Forces.

2008 – The Republic of Serbia and NATO concluded on 1 October the Agreement on Information Security (Security Agreement). The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia ratified it on 5 July 2011.

2009 - The Mission of the Republic of Serbia to NATO was officially opened in December, with the Head of Mission Ambassador Branislav Milinkovic.

2010-  On 25 May Sponsorship Agreement (Tier 1) was singned between NATO Group of National Directors for Codification and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia. During a meeting of the Main Group of the NATO Codification Committee in Luxemburg on 20 May 2014 the Serbian Ministry of Defence and the NATO Support Agency signed the Tier 2 certificate of Serbia's full capability in the NATO codification system for tasks of codifying arms and military equipment.

2011 - The Republic of Serbia in June hosted the Allied Command Transformation Strategic Military Partners Conference, one of the largest NATO partnership events each year.

- The Government of the Republic of Serbia in February initiated the procedure for the development of the Individual Partnership Action Plan – IPAP. Accordingly, on 14 July 2011 the Government adopted the Presentation Document for IPAP which was presented on 25 November at the meeting in the NATO HQ in Brussels.

2012 - Mission of the Republic of Serbia to NATO conducted chairmanship of SEEGROUP - South East Europe Security Steering Group.   

2013 – In June NATO approved decision on launching the NATO PfP Trust Fund for the destruction of surplus of ammunition and improving the capacity of Technical Overhaul Institute in Kragujevac. The planned cost of the project is up to 7 million EUR with a time frame of four years for implementation in two stages.

- In June "CBRN Training Centre in Krusevac" obtained status of Partnership Training and Education Centre (PTEC) with a regional significance.

2014 - Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Nebojsa Rodic during his visit to the USA in January signed the Status of Forces Agreement (PfP / SOFA agreement). The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia ratified it on July 2015. Agreement entered into force on 3 October 2015.

- Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia Bratislav Gašić participated at the ministerial meeting of NATO members and 22 partner countries in the Interoperability Platform format, during the NATO Summit in Wales (4-5 September).

- Head of the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to NATO Ambassador Miomir Udovicki presented the Letters of Credence in the NATO Headquarters on 13 October 2014.

2015 - The Mission of the Republic of Serbia to NATO conducted chairmanship of SEEGROUP  - South East Europe Security Steering Group. The diplomats from NATO members and partners nations participating in SEEGROUP visited Belgrade and had discussions in Serbian MFA and MoD.

- On 15 January the Republic of Serbia and NATO approved Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP).

- During the Munich Security Conference on 6-8 February, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić had bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Also, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić had a bilateral meeting with Chairman of NATO Military Committee Gen. Knud Bartels.

- On 16 March First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dačić and Minister of Defence Bratislav Gašić visited NATO headquarters in Brussels where they had a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and attended the Meeting of the North Atlantic Council - NAC.

 - Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) on Logistic Support Cooperation signed on 14 September. The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia ratified it on February 2016.

- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid an official visit to the Republic of Serbia on 19-20 November 2015 and met with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačić and Minister of Defence Bratislav Gašić. During the visit, Mr. Stoltenberg announced that the NATO has authorised the Commander of the KFOR to fully relax the Air Safety Zone that extends beyond the administrative line with Kosovo and Metohija.

2016 - On 23 November  Prime MInister of the Republic of Serbia  Aleksandar Vučić visited NATO headquarters. During the visit, Prime Minister Vučić had a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and attended the Meeting of the North Atlantic Council - NAC.


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