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Jul 17 2019

Supreme Allied Commander Europe visits Belgrade

BELGRADE - NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Tod D. Wolters visited Belgrade, where he met with top Serbian military and state officials including the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin and Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces (SAF) General Milan Mojsilovic. The main topics discussed included the high cooperation between NATO and Serbia and the communication between SAF and KFOR.

“NATO fully respects Serbia and its decision to maintain its military neutrality. It is Serbia’s decision to determine the kind of relationship it wants to have with NATO” said General Wolters stated during his visit and underlined that NATO and Serbia cooperate on a number of practical issues such as the destruction of obsolete ammunition and preparation of the population to deal with natural disasters.

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General Tod D. Wolters, SACEUR welcomed to the Serbian Armed Forces Headquarters by the Serbian Armed Forces Chief of Staff, General Milan Mojsilovic

General Wolters commended the contribution of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces in multinational operations under the mandate of the European Union and the United Nations. 

"The Serbian Armed Forces are held in high regard in peacekeeping missions around the world. Your military personnel demonstrate resilience, a sense of duty, and the determination to accomplish the mission. Stability and security of the Western Balkans is paramount to NATO and Serbia plays an important role,"said General Wolters during his discussions with the Serbian counterparts, reinstating yet once again that NATO fully respects Serbia's military neutrality.

Serbian officials expressed satisfaction with the current level of cooperation with NATO under the auspices of the Partnership for Peace programme.

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