The Russian Minister of Defence has held a meeting with the Chief of Serbian defense department Bratislav Gashich
Today the Russian Minister of Defence General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held a meeting with Bratislav Gashich the Chief of Serbian defense department, who arrived to Russia to visit IV Moscow Conference on International Security.
During the course of the talks the Chief of the Russian defense department stated, that the Russia considers Serbia as a reliable partner in the military and military-technical sphere.
The Minister of Defense noted that the meeting is the third one when Bratislav Gashich comes as a Chief of defense department after his appointment. “Such frequency is already much for the Ministers of Defense, especially in a peace time,” joked General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.
He expressed his gratitude to Bratislav Gashich for the fact that yet another time Serbia is taking part in the Moscow Conference on International Security and underlined the possibility for Belgrade to explain its concepts of coping with the issues of international security and resolving the situation with Balkans during the event.
“I’d like to confirm that we consider Serbia as the old, good, reliable and predictable partner. Our friendship is connected with our common history, our common memory and heroic deeds of ancestors,” the Russian Minister of Defense said.
In his turn the Serbian Minister of Defense noted that year by year the relations between Serbia and Russia get improved positive way. “In 2012 we only had nine planned events on the military and military-technical cooperation, whereas in 2013 that was 16, in 2014 already 26 and in 2015 we plan 30 events. And I hope that we’ll have more if take into account unplanned ones,” explained Bratislav Gashich.
Moreover, the Russian Minister of Defense invited Serbian servicemen to the military-technical Forum Army-2015 and the International Army Games. “In June we have the big military-technical Forum Army-2015. We of course invite you to visit the event, and in august you are welcomed on the International Army Games. Now there will be not only Tank Biathlon but also many other competitions. Hope that Serbian servicemen will not leave without trophies,” said General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.
Bratislav Gashich ensured that Serbian servicemen “will always participate in the Tank Biathlon”. According to him in the next army games Serbian engineering units will take place.