NATO Secretary General statement on closer cooperation with Serbia
I welcome the Individual Partnership Action Plan agreed between NATO and the Republic of Serbia. This important step will allow us to further strengthen dialogue, understanding and cooperation between us.
The Republic of Serbia has been a valued member of NATO’s Partnership for Peace programme since 2006. NATO fully respects the Republic of Serbia’s policy of military neutrality and works closely with many countries on such a basis.
The new agreement concluded on 15 January will allow us to enhance our cooperation on issues of common interest and to our mutual benefit. For instance, in working together to promote stability and security, in addressing the security challenges that we face today, and through NATO’s provision of defence and security sector reform expertise.