Southeast Europe Deputy Chiefs of General Staff Meeting

Tuesday, 14.6.2022 | International Co-operation
Deputy Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, Lieutenant General Petar Cvetković, attended the meeting within the South Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) held today in Kranj, Slovenia.

The meeting, which was held in the format of the Deputy Chief of General Staff, covered the activities and progress made in the implementation of projects of this regional initiative, as well as the activities of the SEEBRIG Southeast Europe Brigade.

Addressing the meeting, General Cvetković stressed that the Republic of Serbia was fully committed to respecting international law, the territorial integrity of sovereign states, the United Nations Charter and improving cooperation with key international organizations in the field of defense and security, and actively contributing to development and strengthening good neighborly relations and cooperation within regional forums.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the member countries of the initiative — Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Northern Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro, and delegations of international organizations.

The process of cooperation between the Ministers of Defense of the Southeast Europe countries — the South Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) was launched in 1996, and the Republic of Serbia became a full member in 2010. The main goal of SEDM is to improve understanding and intensify political-military cooperation in the region, in order to strengthen security in this part of Europe.

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