NATO: General Scaparrotti visiting Belgrade

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday met with Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.

During the meeting, Vucic expressed his “satisfaction with the good cooperation with NATO, which is developing in the context of Serbia’s military neutrality.”

He also spoke about his “hope that cooperation between the Serbian Armed Forces and NATO within the Partnership for Peace programme would be enhanced for further capacity-building”, Tanjug quoted the presidential press office. 

Scaparrotti said he was “pleased that the dialogue between Serbia and NATO had intensified at the highest level, while respecting Serbia’s position on military neutrality.” 

Adding that there were many opportunities for promoting NATO cooperation with the Army of Serbia, General Scaparotti confirmed that the international forces of KFOR would in future responsibly fulfill their obligations in Kosovo and Metohija. 

Also on Wednesday, Scaparrotti was received by Serbia’s Foreign Minister and First Deputy PM Ivica Dacic, and they “discussed the possibilities for deepening the cooperation between Serbia and the Alliance, and exchanged views on the political situation in the region and security challenges.” 

Dacic added that Serbia wanted to improve its partnership with the Alliance in practical areas and in the sphere of political dialogue in order to provide a common contribution to the preservation of peace and stability in the region. 

Dacic pointed to the importance of KFOR as the key guarantor of the security of the Serb community in Kosovo and Metohija, as well as the very important role in the implementation of the Brussels agreement.

(B92, 20.07.2017)


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