The Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin told the commander-in-chief of the NATO Joint forces in Europe General Todd Walters that the “optimal level” of cooperation between Serbia and NATO was the Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme and that his country would remain militarily neutral, the Beta news agency reported on Wednesday.
The two talked about the possibilities for further cooperation within the PfP and the adopted Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP).
Vulin told Walters that the “army of Kosovo” and “the attempts to create the Greater Albania” were the most dangerous threat to the peace in the Balkans.
General Walters praised the Defence Ministry and the Army of Serbia (VS) contribution to multinational operations under the European Union and UN auspices, particularly the participation of Serbia’s soldiers in the missions in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and reiterated that NATO respected Serbia’s neutrality.
Walters also met with Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic and the VS chief-of-staff General Milan Mojsilovic.
The NATO General said that communication between the Alliance-led KFOR force in Kosovo and respective Serbia's authorities "is possible at every moment, without delay," because that is important for preserving the regional stability."