Defense minister meets with NATO liaison in Belgrade

Serbian Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic has met with the Chief of the NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade, Italian Brigadier General Cesare Marinelli.

Source: Tanjug

They "discussed ways to further improve cooperation between Serbia and NATO through the Partnership for Peace (PfP) program and cooperation between the Serbian Armed Forces (VS) and KFOR."

Djordjevic said that the NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade was an important channel of communication between Serbia and the Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples) on issues of military cooperation with NATO.

He stressed the importance of the NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade in the process of preparing and implementing activities of international military cooperation between Serbia and NATO.

"We in particular appreciate the proactive approach and initiative of the Office to deepen cooperation in areas where it has already been established," Djordjevic said, pointing out that in accordance with Serbia's PfP Presentation Document, Serbia had presented the CBRN Training Center in Krusevac as a national center that could be also be used to meet regional and international needs.

According to a release from the Defense Ministry, Marinelli said that the CBRN Training Center had made a positive impression on him, adding that his Office would give full support to the development of the Center under the auspices of the Partnership Training and Education Centers.

The brigadier general also said that NATO offered full support for the development of TRZ Kragujevac through the NATO/PfP Trust Fund for a project to dispose of surplus munitions and weapons in Serbia.