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SERBIAN CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE OSCE 2015

Final address by His Excellency Mr. Ivica Dačić, former Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia at the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting - Belgrade, 04 December 2015

Dear visitors,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and other international organizations in Vienna.

Our task is to present and promote the interests of the Republic of Serbia in the OSCE and other international organizations including the United Nations Office in Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), UNIDO, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and other.

After a successful Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2015 we will continue with our active participation in the Organization.

On this website, you will be able to find important information regarding our activities.

On our part, we will be ready to answer all the questions concerning our work in Vienna.

Thank you for your kind interest.

Ambassador

Roksanda Ninčić

Head of the Permanent Mission and

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia

 

Photographic presentation of Serbia, author Dragoljub Zamurović

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Ambassador Filipovic and Major-General Mojsilovic at the OSCE Annual Security Review Conference

Delegation of the Republic of Serbia, led by acting Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of Security Policies Ambassador Branimir Filipovic and Assistant Minister of Defense in charge of Defense Policy Major-General Mojsilovic, participated in the OSCE Annual Security Review Conference, held 26-28th June, in Vienna.


This Conference is held every year, in line with the Decision of the OSCE Ministerial Council from December 2002, and represents the most important gathering of the OSCE in the Politico-Military Dimension.


During the three-day engagement, several topics of European security have been discussed and participants exchanged views regarding key security challenges and contributions of the OSCE in dealing with these issues. Special sessions were organized dedicated to ensuring stability in the OSCE region in the context of the situation in Ukraine; developing security and trust in the OSCE, structural dialogue; managing crises and post-conflict rehabilitation, arms control and challenges related to migrations and transnational threats.

Ambassador Filipovic and General Mojsilovic participated and delivered statements during the Opening Session and in sessions dedicated to structural dialogue, arms control and challenges related to migration and transnational threats, in particular terrorism.


Role of Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control in building confidence in Western Balkans

 

The achievements of the Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control were discussed in the meeting of the Forum for Security Co-operation on 25 October 2017 in Vienna. The Agreement has served as a framework for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia to engage with each other to promote peace and stability in the region.

 

Branimir Filipović, Assistant Minister for Security Policy in Serbia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, noted that the Agreement is “a strong contributing factor in the context of the consolidation of reconciliation, security and stability in the region”. He also added that it represents “a successful model of post-conflict rehabilitation, prominent as one applicable to other regions in conflict resolution, on condition that the parties involved in a particular process show readiness to engage in its implementation”.

 

Filipović said that achievements under the arms control regime are due, first of all, to the political will of the Parties to reach the goals defined in the Agreement. He also highlighted the significant role played by the OSCE and the support provided by the Contact Group countries, the United States, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy. These countries, which share the status of verifier, continue to monitor the Agreement’s implementation.

 

The framework for negotiating the Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control, signed in 1996, was provided by the Article IV, Annex 1-B of the Dayton Peace Accord. Hence it is also known as the Article IV Agreement. The Agreement’s core terms consist in the consent to limit arms for five categories of armaments including tanks, artillery guns (exceeding 75 mm calibre), armoured vehicles, fighter aircraft and attack helicopters.


Contribution of security forces to dealing with large migration flows discussed in the joint Session of Forum for Security Co-operation and Permanent Council

 

VIENNA, 18 October 2017 – The role of security forces in supporting national governments in managing migration crises was the focus of the today’s debate in the Forum for Security Co-operation under the Serbian Chairmanship in Vienna.

 

Speakers stressed the importance of consolidating efforts of security forces to regulate migration, particularly with a view to countering transnational threats such as human trafficking along migration routes. They also noted that migration flows, when not managed in a human rights-compliant, comprehensive and co-ordinated way, have the potential to undermine co-operation, stability, and security.

 

Vladimir Rebić, Serbia’s General Police Director, noted that the response to managing migration flows should be “strong, at national, regional, European and international levels, through mutual assistance and co-operation.” Referring to Serbia’s response, he mentioned the formation of joint forces of the police and the army to protect the country’s borders.

 

 

Rebić said that another issue the Serbian government had to address was “the need to meet the needs of a large number of refugees and migrants in an efficient and humane way”.

 

The Serbian government developed in 2015 an action plan in response to an increased influx of refugees and migrants identifying relevant institutions and organizations, specific tasks, measures and activities to be undertaken, as well as providing necessary resources to address the issue.

 





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