Defence Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Ante Kotromanović received on Monday 29 April 2013 the visit by the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Defence Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, during his official visit to the Republic of Croatia.
The two ministers discussed the ways to promote bilateral co-operation at the Defence Ministry level, with particular regard to military-technical co-operation and training and education respectively. The delegations also considered joint contribution to regional and international security.
Minister Kotromanović extended congratulations to the Serbian side on signing the Agreement with Kosovo and stated that the visit was an occasion to resume and intensify political dialogue and bilateral defence relations.
“The Republic of Croatia has been and remains open for intensified co-operation in that regard, and today’s meeting is opening the door towards enhanced and more diversified defence relations, which should be continued through future meetings at the decision-making level”, stated minister Kotromanović.
The two sides agreed that bilateral defence co-operation can best be intensified through mutual contribution to regional and international security as well as in the framework of the Euro-Atlantic integration and through enhanced military-economic co-operation. The two ministries should assist in that regard by preparing the ground for joint appearance of the defence industries of the two countries in third markets.