What is MLO Belgrade?

The NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade is a vital contact point between the Serbian Ministry of Defense and NATO since its establishment in December 2006. The office facilitates Serbian cooperation with NATO under the Partnership for Peace programme and supports Serbia’s efforts in matters of defense sector reform through a joint Serbia-NATO Defense Reform Group. 
The MLO also provides assistance to NATO’s public diplomacy activities in the region, and serves as a link with the military authorities of Serbia on the practical aspects of the implementation of the Transit Agreement.
Italian Brigadier General Cesare Marinelli is the Chief of the NATO MLO since February 2016.