Security Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted report on the work of the Military Intelligence Agency

28. 12. 2010

On Tuesday, December 28, 2010 the Military Intelligence Agency informed the Security Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia about the Agency's work in the past six months. The Committee was presided over by Mister Dusan Bajatovic. The acting director of the MIA, brigadier general Dragan Vladisavljevic, pointed out in his introductory word that the conditions in which the Military Intelligence Agency performed its duties during the second half of 2010 were characterized by numerous important events and phenomena in the world and in our immediate neighborhood which have influenced the position of our country and its security. The country’s leadership, defense system and Serbian Armed Forces were regularly informed about all forms of security violation in the world and counter-terrorism operations.

According to the Report on the work of MIA, the Balkans in late 2010 was a relatively stable area, although the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Metohija and in Macedonia continues to attract international attention. An important factor which negatively affects both political and security situation in all countries in the region is the second wave of the global economic crisis. A positive tendency is that the bilateral cooperation in the region has been intensified, although problems which are burdening interstate relations still remain.

The security of the Republic of Serbia, in the second half of 2010, was predominantly affected by the situation in Kosovo and Metohija. In terms of stability and vulnerability of the Serbian population in Kosovo and Metohija, the MIA monitored the realization of the second stage of the KFOR reduction and the strengthening of executive functions of the EULEX mission in the north of the Province.

As for the work of defense attaché offices, new offices of the Republic of Serbia were opened in Bosnia and Herzegovina in June 2010, in Libya and Spain in July, whereas the office in Israel was temporarily closed. The work of defense attaché offices was focused on representation of Serbia’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces and on the engagement within military-diplomatic missions in host countries, gathering of intelligence of interest to defense system and bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of defense.

The Report on the work of MIA was adopted unanimously by the members of the Security Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

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