Printer Friendly Version Excellent cooperation of Serbia, Hungary in field of defence - 26 January 2024 @ 26 January 2024 05:23 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Milos Vucevic met today in Budapest with Hungarian Minister of Defence Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, pointing out that a new chapter of cooperation between the two countries in the field of defence has opened, which will deal with concrete matters.

Vucevic pointed out that today's meetings are proof of substantive and fruitful cooperation, recalling that Hungary and Serbia are strategic partners, friends and more than that.
We are ready to cooperate with Hungary on all issues that are of common interest and are related to security and defence, while of course respecting the fact that Hungary is part of the NATO alliance, and that Serbia is militarily neutral, Vucevic stressed.
According to him, Serbia buys very useful weapons and military equipment from Hungary, but also sells and delivers what the Hungarian army needs.
He also said that he informed the Hungarian Minister of Defence about the violation of public international law, the Resolution of the United Nations Security Council regarding the current situation in Kosovo and Metohija.
Szalay-Bobrovniczky said Serbia is a prominent and strategic partner of Hungary, noting that the two countries have exceptional cooperation in all fields, including the field of defence.
He praised the role of the Hungarian units in Kosovo and Metohija as part of KFOR, and announced that in the second half of 2024, Hungary will assume the position of chairman of the European Union.
It will be a good opportunity to be involved in the EU enlargement, which Hungary has been doing decisively so far, and we hope that in this period we will be able to contribute to bringing Serbia closer to full membership in the Union, said the Minister.
Earlier today, Vucevic and Szalay-Bobrovniczky attended the opening of the first meeting of the Serbian-Hungarian Working Group for Defence Industry and Armaments, held by a delegation of the Material Resources Sector of the Ministry of Defence of Serbia and the Defence and Armaments Industry of Hungary.
Deputy Prime Minister also laid a wreath at the Memorial stone of Heroes in Heroe´s Square in Budapest, accompanied by Brigadier General Goran Momčilović and Brigadier General Gordan Pavlović.
Members of the delegation of the Ministry of Defense and the Serbian Army also attended the ceremony.