Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Russia, Serbia Sign Military Cooperation Plan for 2016

Serbian soldiers parachute from a transport helicopter with Russian, left and Serbian flags during the Russian-Serbian joint antiterrorist exercise. (File)

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Military & Intelligence

Russia and Serbia signed a plan on Tuesday that sets out agenda for military cooperation between the two partners throughout 2016, the Balkan nation’s Defense Ministry said.

BELGRADE (Sputnik) — The bilateral deal was inked in Belgrade by Serbian Ministry’s international cooperation chief Milan Konjikovac and Russia’s military attache in Serbia Andrei Kindyakov.
"Navy Captain Milan Konjikovac thanked Russia for its support in defending Serbia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty," the statement read.

The roadmap set a timeline for high-ranking visits, including an upcoming trip by the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, Ljubisa Dikovic, to Russia.
According to the ministerial statement, Serbia’s senior defense official emphasized his country’s commitment to preserving its non-aligned status and cooperating with all partners based on mutual respect.

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