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28 February 2018

Meeting with the representative of the ISU to the Ottawa Convention

Representatives of the Mine Action Centre of the Republic of Serbia accompanied by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sector for Security Policy, Mr Miloš Purković, met with Mr Gregory Cathcart from the Implementation Support Unit of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (Ottawa Convention).

Meeting with the representative of the ISU to the Ottawa Convention

Given that the Republic of Serbia will not be able to fulfill its obligations within their deadline, which is 1 March 2019, the extension request will be submitted.

The meeting was held within the preparation of the Republic of Serbia for submitting a second extension request.

The participants discussed the previous achievements, the reasons why the commitments were not fulfilled, as well as the plans for resolving the remaining mine problem in the following period.

29 January 2018

Visit of the CROMAC delegation

On January 29, 2018, the representatives of the Mine Action Center of the Republic of Serbia met with the delegation of the Croatian Mine Action Center (CROMAC) consisting of Mr. Zdravko Modrušan, Director of the CROMAC, Mrs. Djurdja Adlešič, President of the CROMAC Board of Directors, as well as representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Belgrade, HE. Ambassador Мr. Gordan Bakota and Mr. Stjepan Glas, Minister Plenipotentiary.

At the meeting the participants exchanged previous experience of the two countries in the field of mine action and humanitarian demining and expressed the need and willingness for deepening the joint cooperation in this area, primarily through the implementation of potential cross-border cooperation projects financed from EU funds.

26 January 2018

Visit of ITF Representatives

On January 26, 2018, Acting Director of the Mine Action Centre of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Jovica Simonović, met with the representatives of ITF Enhancing Human Security, Mr. Tomaž Lovrenčič, Director and Mr. Gregor Sančanin, Head of ITF Representative Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Poseta predstavnika ITF-a

Left to right: Tomaž Lovrenčič, Jovica Simonović, Gregor Sančanin

The participants analysed the results of previous cooperation, discussed the current situation regarding cluster munitions, mines, air bombs and other unexploded ordnance that are still in the territory of Serbia, as well as the needs and priorities of Serbia in the field of humanitarian demining in the following period.

In the forthcoming period, as was the case in the previous period, the Serbian MAC will develop and submit to ITF projects for humanitarian demining and other mine action activities in order for ITF to secure donations and implement tender procedures for selection of contractors.