South-Eastern Europe Defense Ministerial Deputy Chiefs of Defence Meeting

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RACVIAC Director, Major General (ret.) Jeronim Bazo, participated in the DCHODs Meeting held under the chairmanship of Albania and hosted by Croatia, on 10 June 2021, via Videoconference, with the aim to foster constructive regional political-military cooperation in South Eastern Europe (SEE) and in order to further enhance peace, stability, trust, prosperity and security in the region.

DCHODs in their Joint Statement stated: “We appreciate the RACVIAC – Center for Security Cooperation as a unique international organization – a project owned by the region and working for the region -which has made an outstanding contribution to enhancing permanent and sincere security cooperation among the SEE countries and to reaching long-lasting peace and prosperity.”

The Chair of SEDM Secretariat, H.E. Mr Petro Koçi, presented the activities carried out during the two years of the Albanian Chairmanship. Regarding the capacity building, BG Jurković mentioned RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation, as a regionally owned organization that the majority of the attendees’ countries were members of. He continued that the Centre had just marked its 20 years of fostering dialogue and cooperation on security matters through partnership between the countries of the region and their international partners highlighting that the part of its mission was to support European and Euro-Atlantic integration in South East Europe. BG Jurković concluded by congratulating RACVIAC on its major anniversary.