NATO Secretary General visits Belgrade, confers with MLO staff
BELGRADE, Serbia – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met the staff of the NATO Military Liaison Office, 20 Nov, 2015.
The Secretary General paid an official two-day visit to Serbia for talks with Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic, and other senior government officials.
Mr. Stoltenberg said his visit was part of "a fresh start” in relations between NATO and Serbia. "This is more important than ever since we face many common security challenges,” he added.
The Secretary General also announced that KFOR is lifting the restrictions on air activity along the administrative border line towards Kosovo, stressing that "this is a very strong political message that we want to normalize, we want to develop our political and our practical cooperation with Serbia.”
Mr. Stoltenberg met with the staff of the NATO Military Liaison Office and discussed various forms of practical cooperation between Serbia and NATO that the Office facilitates. He finished his two-day visit with opening remarks at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Belgrade, which were followed by a Q&A session.
Story and photos by MLO Belgrade PAO