Acting Assistant Minister for confidence policy, Ambassador Branimir Filipovic participated together with Major General Bojan Zrnic, Head of Defence Technology Department of a Ministry of Defence, and member from a Mission of a Republic of Serbia to a EU and a Mission of a Republic of Serbia to NATO, in a Annual Conference of a European Defence Agency (EDA), that took place in Brussels on 23 Nov 2017.
Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who is ex officio also Head of a EDA, non-stop a event, Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid President of Estonia was a titular speaker, while a participants were also addressed by Mr. Julian King, European Commissioner for a Security Union.
The thesis of this year’s discussion was “Security in a digital age: a combined value of European cooperation”, with dual panels deliberating cyber confidence and cyber counterclaim in a context of vital threats in a cyberspace and anticipating European solutions to tellurian problems.
During a conference, Ambassador Filipovic and General Zrnic had talks with Ambassador Jorge Domecq, EDA Chief Executive, who conveyed his thankfulness for Serbia’s commission participating during such a high level. In a meeting, they also exchanged views on activities towards a strengthening of team-work between Serbia and a European Defence Agency in a duration to come.
Serbia has cooperated with a EDA given 2013 and a signing of an Administrative Arrangement between a EDA and a Ministry of Defence that enabled Serbia’s appearance in several EDA programmes and has been critical for a graduation of interoperability, position of counterclaim attention in Serbia, and also of inhabitant institutes’ investigate potential, all of a above being contributing factors in a modernization of record used by Serbia’s armed forces.
As partial of his revisit to Brussels, NATO Deputy Secretary General Ms. Rose Gottemoeller perceived Ambassador Filipovic during NATO Headquarters, while a Acting Assistant Minister also met with NATO Assistant Secretary General Tacan Ildem. In these meetings, views were exchanged on a energetic of a doing of petrify arrangements concerning a growth of partner cooperation, stemming from a new successful revisit by President of a Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic to a NATO Headquarters, a talks he had with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and his appearance in a North Atlantic Council meeting.