Polish army chief visits Belgrade

Poland sees the Serbian Army as a leading and key player in protecting stability in the region and beyond, Polish army chief General Mieczyslaw Gocul has said.

Source: Tanjug
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Gocul met on Wednesday in Belgrade with Serbian counterpart General Ljubiša Diković and stressed afterwards the relations between the two armed forces were good, but that there was room for further improvements.

He congratulated Diković on the Serbian military's activities abroad as part of UN and EU peace missions.

Cooperation with the Polish military has been particularly good in the past two years and this refers to education, nuclear, biological and chemical defense and religious service, Diković stressed.

The Polish delegation's visit to Serbia will be used to discuss experience with EU battle groups and the EU security policy, he noted.

"In following the country's strategic direction towards the EU, the Defense Ministry and the Serbian Army contribute to the national efforts to complete all the obligations on that road," Diković pointed out.

The meetings with the Polish delegation will include also cooperation in military economy and a number of issues of mutual interest, he said.

Polish troops are an active part of KFOR, numbering over 200 soldiers, and there are another 100 Polish citizens working for EULEX, which are both examples of shared issues.

The Polish delegation was welcomed formally at the Serbian military headquarters.

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