NATO-Serbia cooperation discussed at University of Nis
24 Feb 2017
The Faculty of Law of the University of Nis, supported by the US Embassy in Belgrade and the Serbian-America Friendship Club, hosted a public discussion on the NATO-Serbia cooperation that gathered international representatives, Serbian officials, and students.
While presenting NATO's structure and key policy issues, Chief of NATO MLO Belgrade, Brigadier General Cesare Marinelli, emphasized that the Alliance remains committed to continue developing partnership with Serbia in practical and political matters. "NATO has a full respect for Serbia's policy of military neutrality and we look forward to continue deepening our partnership to make the most of it, like we do with Austria, Sweden or Switzerland," said General Marinelli.
Assistant Foreign Minister for Security Policy, Ambassador Branimir Filipovic, noted that Serbia, as a militarily neutral country, wants to improve the partnership with the Alliance within the available Partnership for Peace mechanisms and remain a reliable, responsible, and predictable partner with NATO.
The panel was also addressed by Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy Kurt Donelly, MP Dragan Sormaz, and Colonel Mihailo Zogovic from the Serbian Ministry of Defense's Public Affairs Department.