Russian, Serbian Military Chiefs Discuss Collaboration

MOSCOW, May 30 (RIA Novosti) – Russian General Staff chief Valery Gerasimov and his Serbian counterpart, Ljubisa Dikovic, on Thursday discussed a renewed boost to bilateral collaboration on defense.

“This year, we have stepped up our contacts with Serbia’s Defense Ministry,” Gerasimov said, adding that a strategic partnership declaration signed a week ago had reinforced bilateral ties. The document calls for long-term collaboration between the Russian and Serbian armed forces.

The military leaders also discussed the situation in the Balkans and a number of other current regional and international security issues. “Our relations have strategic value,” Gen. Dikovic said.


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