Serbia is a militarily neutral country, President Aleksandar Vucic has told Cesare Marinelli, Chief of NATO's Military Liaison Office in Belgrade.
And Serbia will not join any military alliance, Vucic said during their meeting on Monday, according to a statement issued by the president's press office.
"As an independent and sovereign state, Serbia will cooperate with various alliances and states, including maintaining good relations with NATO, with the goal of preserving peace, security and stability in the region," the Serbian president said.
Vucic and Marinelli "considered a number of concrete activities that should contribute to a better understanding between Serbia and NATO, as well as further concretization of cooperation in various fields," the statement said.
According to it, the interlocutors "expressed their expectation that the upcoming visit of the Serbian president to the NATO headquarters, during which he will talk with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and participate in the North Atlantic Council, will confirm the progress in political dialogue and practical cooperation between Serbia and NATO."