Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Dr Nebojsa Stefanovic and the ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden Jan Lundin signed agreements on 5 February 2019 in Belgrade that will enable further strategic cooperation between the Serbian and Swedish police..
"Our cooperation so far has contributed greatly to the reform of the Serbian police and made it recognized as a valuable and important international partner in the fight against organized crime, corruption and all other forms of crime. Serbia is a country that is clearly defined for the path to the European Union and the adoption of its values, and the reform of the Ministry, based on Swedish models and cooperation with Sweden, can only bring great benefits, "Stefanovic said after signing the agreement.
Minister and Ambassador signed cooperation agreements within the project "Reducing Risks in Serbia through Improved Coordination in Emergency Management", cooperation within the program "Development of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia for the period 2019-2020" and Agreement for the implementation of the program "Support development capacities of strategic management and European integration in the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia ".
Stefanovic thanked the Kingdom of Sweden, the Swedish police and Ambassador Lundin, as he stated, not only on financial support, but also on continuous and dedicated cooperation.
"These agreements will enable the continuation of strategic cooperation with the Swedish police and the development of the Serbian Ministry of Interior. I would particularly like to point out the Emergency Situation Agreement that will enable us to help one another and to support ourselves in the difficult times caused by natural disasters, "said Stefanovic.
He thanked Ambassador Lundin for his commitment to activities that would enable Serbia to move faster towards the European Union.
"Sweden strongly supports the Serbian path towards the European Union, especially in key chapters 23 and 24. And today's agreements are a step further in that direction," Lundin said.