BELGRADE – Serbia is pursuing a policy of military neutrality and its authorities are not considering NATO membership, but that is no obstacle to a partnership with the alliance, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said Thursday.

“Since the accession to the Partnership for Peace programme, all Serbian governments have pursued a policy of developing a partnership between Serbia and NATO, without aspirations to membership,” Dacic told a panel at the Belgrade Security Forum.

“Serbia will remain a pillar of stability and a partner to all who want peace,” he said, expressing the hope peace in the Balkans was an interest also shared by NATO.

The cooperation with NATO is also important for Serbia because of Kosovo, and Kfor is a fundamental guarantor of peace and protection for Serbs and a security guarantee for the implementation of the Brussels Agreement, Dacic said.