BELGRADE – Serbian Defence Minister Zoran Djordjevic met with British Ambassador to Serbia Denis Keefe on Friday to recap the good and intensive defence cooperation, which they said is the best part of overall Serbia-UK relations.

Djordjevic thanked Keefe for the support in the European integration process, which is strategically important for Serbia, in particular in the upcoming period of opening new chapters in the EU talks, the Serbian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

In this regard, Serbia expresses readiness for capacity and capability building in the national security and defence systems, pursuant to the standards and obligations issuing from the joint security and defence policy, and the Serbian government last year adopted a conclusion on joining the concept of EU battle groups, the statement said.

Djordjevic noted that the Ministry of Defence is pursuing a balanced foreign policy, working constantly towards enhancing and developing defence relations with all states and international organisations pursuant to the defined national interests.

The ministry also continues its active involvement in security initiatives and organisations in the southeast European region, Djordjevic said.