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17.09.2019. - 15:07

President Vučić meets the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach and expressed his satisfaction with the developed mutual trust and good cooperation with NATO which evolves with regard for the military neutrality of Serbia. The President emphasised the significance of harmonisation of the new cycle of the Individual Partnership Action Plan and added that the Army of Serbia increases its interoperability through the joint activities with NATO.

President Vučić said that the presence of KFOR troops in Kosovo and Metohija represents the guarantee of safety and that the forces also bear the responsibility for reaction in crisis situations. Therefore, he once again underlined the importance of maintaining regular communication between the Army of Serbia and KFOR and emphasised the need for rapid establishment of contact in case of jeopardy to safety in the north of Kosovo and Metohija. The President iterated that Serbia will persist in seeking a lasting and sustainable compromise in the dialogue with Priština, as the policy he pursues is the policy of peace, cooperation and stability in the region as the basis of the economic and any other progress.  
 
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach conveyed to President Vučić the greetings of the NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg and expressed his satisfaction with the development of cooperation and the number of joint activities and emphasised the importance of the last-year joint disaster-response exercise. Air Chief Marshal Peach also rendered his support to the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština as the avenue to pursue in finding a solution to the issue of Kosovo and Metohija and stressed that KFOR continues to perform its mission based on the Resolution 1244 of the UN Security Council. Marshal Peach commended the professional attitude of the Army of Serbia in crisis situations in Kosovo and Metohija and agreed that timely communication represents the best response.  
 
The two interlocutors have discussed the situation in the entire region of the Western Balkans and expressed their concern regarding the rise of political tensions as well as their hope that all problems will be solved in a peaceful manner. 
 
VIDEO AND PHOTO MATERIALS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE FTP SERVER OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE. 
 
Belgrade,
17th September 2019
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