“NATO” does not cooperate with Serbia only in the organization and maintenance of military exercises, but actively supports Serbian scientists who are engaged in research on interesting and usable projects. This is a task of the staff working in the special program “NATO” – “Science for Peace and Security”. Representatives of this program these days were in the delegation of “NATO” who together with the Secretary General of the Western Military Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, visited Serbia during his tour of the Western Balkans. During their visit to our country, they met young scientists engaged in scientific projects related to the detection of explosives, energy security, and defense against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks.
We remind that “NATO” provides all the money for the realization of such research, invests in the purchase of equipment that is necessary for them, provides contacts with scientists in the West in cases when their Serbian colleagues feel the need for exchange of experiences, and when the research is completed, “NATO” leaves our scientists permanently the equipment they used! The only thing that is important for some Serbian scientific programs is to receive NATO support is that their creators make useful and interesting projects, and that they are designed in the most important “NATO” areas. These are cyber-defense, the fight against terrorism, the defense of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks, and environmental safety. It is also important that project leaders are people from NATO member states or partner countries of that military alliance.