Russian General Staff chief starts visit to Serbia
October 19 (RIA Novosti) - The chief of the Russian General Staff, Army Gen. Nikolai Makarov, is starting a two-day visit to Serbia on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Makarov, who is also a Russian first deputy defense minister, will meet with Serbian President Boris Tadic and Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac, and hold talks with his counterpart Lt. Gen. Miloje Miletic.
"The chief of the Russian General Staff will discuss with the leadership of the Serbian Defense Ministry the state and prospects of bilateral military cooperation, the military-political situation on the Balkans as well as urgent issues of ensuring international and European security," the Russian ministry said.
Makarov will also visit a Serbian Army brigade, inspect its infrastructure and get familiarized with its training routines and aspects of everyday life.
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