Defense minister meets with Serbian peacekeepers
Source: B92, Tanjug
NICOSIA -- Serbian Army (VS) members serving in UN's peacekeeping mission in Cyprus are performing their duties professionally, UN mission head Lisa Butenheim has said.
Serbian peacekeepers in Cyprus (Tanjug, file)
Butenheim made the comments as she met with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Aleksandar Vučić.
Vučić said that it was "a great honor for Serbian soldiers to assist peacekeeping missions in Cyprus" and underscored that he was "proud that citizens of Cyprus have a high opinion of the Serbian troops".
Vučić expressed the hope that Serbia will increase the number of soldiers in peacekeeping missions, the Serbian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Butenheim expressed satisfaction over the fact that Serbian soldiers are part of the UN mission and underscored that they are very professional, well-prepared and under good command.
A total of 46 members of the Serbian Armed Forces are currently engaged in the UN peacekeeping operation in Cyprus.
During his stay in Cyprus, Vučić visited VS personnel stationed at Base Stefan Nemanja.
The minister on Wednesday decided to cut short his visit to Cyprus and return to the country after a crash near Belgrade claimed the life of one VS pilot.
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