The „Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control (Dayton Article IV) – Orientation Course“ is being held from 26th to 31st March in Novi Sad, RS. This Course has been organized by RACVIAC since 2001, and as such is one of the most recognizable annual activities of our Organization. The purpose of this event is to train participants in the role of inspectors and escorts within the framework of the Agreement on Sub-Regional Arms Control and to establish a common understanding of the Agreement in order to foster mutual trust and confidence as well as transparency during the performance of inspections.
In his Opening speech, RACVIAC Director, MG (ret.) Jeronim Bazo, emphasized that the Dayton Article IV Course makes a significant contribution to regional stability, transparency and trust and attracts participants not only from the SEE region but the entire world as well. Last year we had a chance to present at the OSCE not only our Organization but this Course as well as one of our most successful and long-lasting projects. We are proud that we have conducted 26 Dayton Article IV Orientation Courses and trained more than 550 military officers over the last 23 years.
“Having participants from South Korea, the Netherlands, Italy, USA, Hungary and Slovenia with us here today proves the importance of this Agreement, not only when it comes to its successful practical application but experience and good practice sharing as well“ stressed MG Bazo. RACVIAC Director thanked the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia for the support it has provided in the organization of the practical phase of the Course and the Republic of Austria and Republic of Croatia for their contribution. He wished all the participants successful work in the spirit of trust and cooperation.
The Course has gathered more than 30 speakers, lecturers and participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, US, BACA and the OSCE.