Serbia: EU membership is our main political goal, says Stafanovic

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Nebojasa Stefanovic said on Wednesday during the second virtual ministerial meeting of the Takuba working group that Serbia has made a credible contribution to UN and EU missions for many years, noting that the country’s main political goal is to join the European Union.

Stefanovic added that Serbia supports the commitment of European countries to take responsibility for contributing to peace and stability in the Sahel region, in parallel with its efforts by participating in MINUSMA, EUTM Mali and other initiatives.

In addition to Minister Stefanovi,, the second ministerial meeting was attended by the Ministers of Defense of France, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Mali, Ukraine and Sweden, as well as the Undersecretaries and Assistant Ministers of Defense of Spain, Denmark, Italy, Norway. Nigeria and the Netherlands, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

During the meeting, participants agreed that increased security creates the conditions for development, better governance and the rule of law, which are necessary to achieve lasting peace.

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