Tuesday, 21 December 2021
DELEGATION OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ VISITED THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq, headed by Dr. Salih Husain Ali Al-Tamimi, Undersecretary for Policy Planning Affairs and Dean of the Foreign Service Institute of the Foreign Ministry of Iraq, paid a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized by the Diplomatic Academy, and had talks in separate meetings with State Secretary Nemanja Starovic, Head of Africa and the Middle East Department Aleksandar Jankovic, and with Director of the Diplomatic Academy Mirjana Milosavljevic.
Mirjana Milosavljevic and Dr. Salih Husain Ali Al-Tamimi agreed that the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation signed between the Diplomatic Academy and the Foreign Service Institute of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry was a good basis for continuing and further promoting the cooperation in the field of diplomatic education.
Furthermore, ideas were exchanged on the manner of realization of activities of mutual interest, especially when it comes to organizing seminars, trainings and lectures for young diplomats of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Iraq.
Friday, 10 December 2021
BRIGADIER GENERAL TOMMASO VITALE HELD A LECTURE AT THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY
After the opening remarks made by Director of the Diplomatic Academy Mirjana Milosavljevic and Acting Assistant Foreign Minister for Security Policy Ambassador Dijana Ivancic, the Chief of NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade, Brigadier General Tommaso Vitale, gave a lecture to the students of the Diplomatic Academy on the topic of “Current Mechanisms of Serbia-NATO Cooperation”.
General Vitale pointed out that Serbia and NATO were continuously developing their partnership for 15 years, owing to joint work and commitment, and that this cooperation was constantly being promoted through activities carried out within numerous partner cooperation mechanisms, such as: Individual Partnership Action Plan, Serbia-NATO Defence Reform Group, Planning and Review Process, Operational Capabilities Concept, Building Integrity Programme, Science for Peace and Security Programme, etc.
He reminded that Serbia joined NATO's Partnership for Peace programme in 2006, and added that this organization recognized Serbia as a highly important country, a reliable partner and a good neighbour, which was a guarantor of peace and security in the entire region.
Thursday, 25 November 2021
LECTURES HELD FOR STUDENTS OF THE 65TH CLASS OF “FIELD MARSHAL RADOMIR PUTNIK” NATIONAL DEFENCE SCHOOL
Today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Diplomatic Academy hosted a set of lectures for students of the 65th class of general staff training at the “Field Marshal Radomir Putnik” National Defence School of the Serbian Ministry of Defence’s University of Defence.
The lectures included a number of topics. Acting Assistant Foreign Minister for multilateral cooperation, Ambassador Aleksandar Tasic, presented the scope of multilateral diplomacy, its functions and role through the engagement of the Republic of Serbia in international organizations. Ambassador Rade Stefanovic informed the attendees about the competencies, organizational structure and role of the Ministry in the state administration system, as well as the manner of its functioning, including the diplomatic and consular network.
The lecture by the Head of the Neighbouring Countries and Southeast Europe Department, Milos Cavic, was focused on bilateral relations in the regional framework, i.e., Serbia’s relations with each of the countries that this organizational unit covers, while Head of the NATO and Partnership for Peace Department Sasa Kostic and Head of the Department for Common Security and Defence Policy and Security Challenges Igor Kuzelka presented the competencies of the Foreign Ministry in the field of security policy and its importance for the security system of Serbia, with special emphasis on cooperation between Serbia and NATO, the contribution to the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), energy and cyber security. After each lecture, participants had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a discussion with the lecturers.
Monday, January 25, 2021
SELAKOVIĆ WELCOMED THE NEW GENERATION OF THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY STUDENTS
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selaković welcomed today the new generation of the students of the Diplomatic Academy and pointed out on that occasion that understanding of international circumstances and relations is extremely important for understanding of Serbian position and foreign policy.
"The knowledge and skills you will acquire at the Diplomatic Academy will contribute to your better understanding of international relations, Serbia's foreign policy position, but also to a better and more efficient implementation of our foreign policy and realization of our foreign policy priorities", said minister Selaković. He added that the first traces of Serbian diplomacy are mentioned in the Life of Saint Sava, as well as in the time of the Serbian Despotate, when the first envoys of Serbian despots Stefan and Djurаdj - Dukes Vitko and Nikola went abroad on special diplomatic missions. Selaković pointed out that Serbia is proud of its diplomacy traditions of the new century, as well as diplomats such as Ilija Garašanin, Jovan Ristić, but also Nikola Pašić, who, as he explained, is one of the few Serbian politicians who knew the history of international relations extremely well. Thanks to that knowledge, Pašić managed to anticipate events on the international scene, both as Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, adjust Serbian state goals to those events and realize state goals in an indirect and covert way.
Friday, December 4, 2020.
MINISTER SELAKOVIĆ PRESENTED DIPLOMAS TO THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY STUDENTS
Head of Serbian Diplomacy Nikola Selaković presented today diplomas to the students of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, generation 2019/2020.
Minister Selaković said on that occasion that he is convinced that the graduates will have the opportunity in further professional work and advancement to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired at the Diplomatic Academy and that they will represent and defend the interests of Serbia both inside and outside it. “Serbia, fighting for its foreign policy goals, must preserve itself, but also find a place in the part of the world where it can progress and strengthen and it is the task of every graduate as an employee of the state administration body or organization”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Friday, June 19, 2020
SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES ON DIPLOMATIC-ACADEMIC COOPERATION
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić and Ambassador of the United Mexican States to the Republic of Serbia Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco signed today the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States on diplomatic-academic cooperation. This Memorandum will become the basis for future cooperation improvement between the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Matias Romero Institute.