Visit by the SEEGROUP members to the Republic of Serbia

Branimir FilipovicThe Group of diplomats from the SEEGROUP participating states (Southeast Europe Security Cooperation Steering Group), chaired by the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to NATO in 2018, is on a visit to Belgrade, from 16 to 19 October 2018.

SEEGROUP is an informal and flexible forum for security and political consultations on the topics of importance for the region of Southeast Europe, gathering representatives of NATO Members, partner countries in the region of the Western Balkans as well as NATO West European partners.

The SEEGROUP delegation attended the briefing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 17 October, held by Head of the Directorate for NATO and Partnership for Peace Zoran Jovanovic, with the participation of Head of the Directorate for the Common Security and Defence Policy, Security Challenges and Arms Control Igor Kuzelka, Head of the Directorate for the EU Sectoral Policies Snezana Stojic and Coordinator at the Directorate for Neighbouring Countries and countries of Southeast Europe Goran Gvozdenovic.

The guests were introduced with details of partner cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and NATO, through the Partnership for Peace Program, based on the policy of military neutrality of Serbia, activities in the context of CSDP, security challenges and arms control, European integration process as well as the relations between Serbia and the neighbouring and countries of Southeast Europe.

Acting Assistant Minister, Ambassador Filipovic hosted a dinner on the same day, in honour of the SEEGROUP delegation, which was one more opportunity for the exchange of views on many issues of mutual interest.

During their stay in Belgrade, the SEEGROUP representatives had a meeting in the Ministry of Defence and will also attend the opening ceremony of the 8th Belgrade Security Forum.