The exercise commander Colonel Mičo Branković and representative of Allied Joint Forces Command Naples Lieutenant Colonel Christof le Serf informed Minister Vulin and General Mojsilović about the details on the preparations and conduct of the five-day multinational computer supported command post exercise which ends today.
The minister of defence expressed his satisfaction for having the opportunity to talk to the participants of the exercise and underlined the importance of learning from each other.
- Apart from the members of the armed forces of the regional states, we also have here the members of armed forces from quite distant countries. This proves that we share the same ideas, the establishment and maintenance of peace. Such exercises are important for us so that we can realise what problems and potential threats we could face and that we can arrive at solution together – Minister Vulin sent the message.
According to General Mojsilović, besides training and acquiring knowledge, one of the most important things is that the members of the Serbian Armed Forces and foreign armed forces worked together and jointly and successfully concluded the exercise.
- We will all benefit from the exercise and demonstrate that we can stand shoulder to shoulder with each other, especially when it comes to tasks of peace preservation in the world – said General Mojsilović.
The goal of the participation of the Serbian Armed Forces in the REGEX Initiative is to develop interoperability in the field of training and to develop capabilities for planning joint exercises with the armed forces from regional countries, other NATO member states and PfP members. The exercise represents a joint training of military, civilian and police structures for the participation in multinational peace support operations under the mandate of the United Nations.
Besides members of the Serbian Armed Forces, the exercise included members of Special Antiterrorist Unit of the Ministry of Interior, representatives of international organisations, UN Office in Belgrade, UNICEF, UNHCR, OSCE, International Committee of the Red Cross, Commissariat for Refugees, Red Cross of Serbia and some 60 members of armed forces from 15 countries.