Defense Minister: We will continue strengthening Serbian Armed Forces

Ministarstvo odbrane

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Milos Vucevic, accompanied by Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff General Milan Mojsilovic, visited Wednesday the Army Command in Serbia’s southern city of Nis.

Army Commander, Lieutenant General Milosav Simovic, briefed the minister about the organization, dispositions, missions and tasks of this operational command, said a Defense Ministry press release.

Vucevic said the Ministry would continue to strengthen the Serbian Armed Forces and strive to improve service members’ standard of living.

“I feel honored to be here at the Army Command today, together with the Chief of the General Staff. I would like to congratulate them on everything they have been doing to defend and protect our homeland, Serbia. Primarily on the tasks they have performed and are still performing in the Ground Safety Zone,” said the Minister, adding that this is the most challenging and demanding task, considering the current political situation.

“With the support of the government and the President of the Republic, and facilitated by the country’s economic growth, the Ministry of Defense and the Serbian Armed Forces will continue the process of strengthening the Serbian Armed Forces, providing them with better equipment and more modern weapons, finding solutions for service members’ housing issues and improving the living standard for all members of the defense system,” said Vucevic.

The Minster added that efforts will be made to increase the number of service personnel.

“Not so to play heroes or to threaten anyone, but in order for the Serbian Armed Forces to remain what they are, the strongest deterrent against those who have bad intentions towards our homeland, the Republic of Serbia,” said Minister Vucevic.

Following his visit to the Army Command Vucevic met with Nis Mayor Dragan Sotirovski.