On Thursday 25 February 2016, the HNDGS Chief, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis HN, paying an official visit to Serbia, met with the Chief of the General Staff, General Ljubiša Diković, where they discussed issues concerning the enhancement of the present bilateral military cooperation.

Moreover, the HNDGS Chief met with the MOD Secretary State Mr. Zoran Djordjevic where they discussed issues concerning the strengthening of the present bilateral military cooperation focusing on the education and the defense industry.  The problems arising from the increased refugee flows which concerns Balkans as a whole were also in the agenda.

Afterwards, the HNDGS Chief addressed the lecture “The Current Security Challenges in the Region with a Focus on Refugee and Migrant Crisis” to high rank MoD and Serbian Armed Forces personnel.

During his visit the HNDGS Chief was received by the Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and he met and awarded commemorative diplomas to Serbian officers who have attended Hellenic Military Educational Institutions.