Jens Stoltenberg is on a three-day visit to Serbia.
Serbia will not join NATO and will continue to adhere to military neutrality, while maintaining cooperation with NATO. This was stated on Monday, the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic at the opening ceremony of NATO exercise “2018 Serbia” in Kraljevo, on which the present NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
“Serbia is a military neutral country and will preserve their neutrality, but to cooperate with NATO. I want to thank NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for the support for the exercise and because he is one second and in no way wanted to influence the independent decision of Serbia about the future. Well Serbia is cooperating and will cooperate with NATO and have good relations with Russia and China”, – quotes the President of national TV.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is on a three-day visit to Serbia, which was scheduled to meet with President Aleksandar Survived and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic. Previously, Mr. Stoltenberg, at a press conference in Brussels said that his visit to Serbia is not associated with the recent deterioration of the situation between Belgrade and Pristina.
At the same time, he stressed that he expects debate on the situation in Kosovo. He called on all parties to observe calm and restraint and pledged that NATO will continue to fully support the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina to solve the existing problems between them, the KFOR (international mission under the auspices of NATO in Kosovo and Metohija. – Ed.) continue security in the region.
On 29 September more than one hundred Kosovo special forces entered the territory of the Serb North of Kosovo, which is prohibited by international treaties. Commandos took up positions around the reservoir Gazivode, took control of HPP “Gazivode” and invaded the Centre of environment and development in the village of Zubin Potok. In Pristina explained the actions of the boat leader’s self-proclaimed region of Hashim Thaci in the reservoir. In turn the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic led the armed forces in full combat readiness and protested the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
International exercise “Serbia-2018”, which are considered to be full-scale field maneuvers in the international emergency response was launched in Serbia. Workout will affect search and rescue operations in collapsed buildings, assist with surface water in the sea areas, measures for chemical and radiation protection at industrial facilities, rendering medical assistance to the victims. It is expected that in them will take part more than 2 thousand soldiers from 38 countries.