• A-
  • A
  • A+
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 

Deputy Secretary General Gottemoeller discusses NATO - Serbia partnership in Belgrade

Deputy Secretary General Gottemoeller discusses NATO - Serbia partnership in Belgrade

Belgrade, 12 October 2017 (MIA) - NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, discussed the security and stability of the Western Balkans and partnership between Serbia and the Alliance  in Belgrade on Thursday when she appeared onstage at the Belgrade Security Forum with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.

Gottemoeller also discussed NATO's mutually beneficial cooperation with Serbia when she met with students at Belgrade University, NATO said in a press release.

'NATO fully respects Serbia's neutrality and we will not put any pressure on Serbia to choose between partners,' she said.  'I believe we have entered a new era of cooperation and partnership between NATO and Serbia.  We are doing a lot together and – for NATO's part – we want to do more,' Gottemoeller added.

'NATO wants a strong, democratic and prosperous Serbia because that is good for the stability of the Western Balkans.  And if the Western Balkans are more stable, then we are all more secure,' the Deputy Secretary General said. 

Gottemoeller also had meetings with President Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vilin.

Serbia joined NATO's Partnership for Peace programme in 2006 and practical cooperation has been increasing steadily since then. NATO has supported Serbia in the reform of its national security forces and institutions. Serbian officers have received NATO training, preparing them to participate in peacekeeping operations. NATO has also helped Serbia dispose of over 2,000 tons of dangerous surplus munitions. Cooperation between NATO and Serbia also extends from scientific research through disaster response preparedness to participation in military exercises., the press release reads. lk/19:53




All Rights Reserved.This material may not be stored, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form, except with the prior express permission of Macedonian Information Agency.


Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments

Two sections of the wall that isolated the Warsaw ...

Fossils of a new dinosaur species found in Egypt

A team of scientists from Mansoura University in E...

Three Billboards wins top prizes at the BAFTAs

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, about a...

Kangaroo breaks teen's jaw as young hunter was preparing to shoot animal

A teenage hunter was left with a black eye and bro...

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Thero...