Activities

Thursday, 25 November 2021

 

LECTURES HELD FOR STUDENTS OF THE 65TH CLASS OF “FIELD MARSHAL RADOMIR PUTNIK” NATIONAL DEFENCE SCHOOL

Today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Diplomatic Academy hosted a set of lectures for students of the 65th class of general staff training at the “Field Marshal Radomir Putnik” National Defence School of the Serbian Ministry of Defence’s University of Defence.

The lectures included a number of topics. Acting Assistant Foreign Minister for multilateral cooperation, Ambassador Aleksandar Tasic, presented the scope of multilateral diplomacy, its functions and role through the engagement of the Republic of Serbia in international organizations. Ambassador Rade Stefanovic informed the attendees about the competencies, organizational structure and role of the Ministry in the state administration system, as well as the manner of its functioning, including the diplomatic and consular network.

The lecture by the Head of the Neighbouring Countries and Southeast Europe Department, Milos Cavic, was focused on bilateral relations in the regional framework, i.e., Serbia’s relations with each of the countries that this organizational unit covers, while Head of the NATO and Partnership for Peace Department Sasa Kostic and Head of the Department for Common Security and Defence Policy and Security Challenges Igor Kuzelka presented the competencies of the Foreign Ministry in the field of security policy and its importance for the security system of Serbia, with special emphasis on cooperation between Serbia and NATO, the contribution to the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), energy and cyber security. After each lecture, participants had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a discussion with the lecturers.

 

Monday, January 25, 2021

SELAKOVIĆ WELCOMED THE NEW GENERATION OF THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY STUDENTS

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selaković welcomed today the new generation of the students of the Diplomatic Academy and pointed out on that occasion that understanding of international circumstances and relations is extremely important for understanding of Serbian position and foreign policy.

"The knowledge and skills you will acquire at the Diplomatic Academy will contribute to your better understanding of international relations, Serbia's foreign policy position, but also to a better and more efficient implementation of our foreign policy and realization of our foreign policy priorities", said minister Selaković. He added that the first traces of Serbian diplomacy are mentioned in the Life of Saint Sava, as well as in the time of the Serbian Despotate, when the first envoys of Serbian despots Stefan and Djurаdj - Dukes Vitko and Nikola went abroad on special diplomatic missions. Selaković pointed out that Serbia is proud of its diplomacy traditions of the new century, as well as diplomats such as Ilija Garašanin, Jovan Ristić, but also Nikola Pašić, who, as he explained, is one of the few Serbian politicians who knew the history of international relations extremely well. Thanks to that knowledge, Pašić managed to anticipate events on the international scene, both as Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, adjust Serbian state goals to those events and realize state goals in an indirect and covert way.

 

Friday, December 4, 2020.

MINISTER SELAKOVIĆ PRESENTED DIPLOMAS TO THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY STUDENTS

Head of Serbian Diplomacy Nikola Selaković presented today diplomas to the students of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, generation 2019/2020.

Minister Selaković said on that occasion that he is convinced that the graduates will have the opportunity in further professional work and advancement to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired at the Diplomatic Academy and that they will represent and defend the interests of Serbia both inside and outside it. “Serbia, fighting for its foreign policy goals, must preserve itself, but also find a place in the part of the world where it can progress and strengthen and it is the task of every graduate as an employee of the state administration body or organization”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs.

 

Friday, June 19, 2020

SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES ON DIPLOMATIC-ACADEMIC COOPERATION

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić and Ambassador of the United Mexican States to the Republic of Serbia Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco signed today the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States on diplomatic-academic cooperation. This Memorandum will become the basis for future cooperation improvement between the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Matias Romero Institute.