May 10, 2022
THE AMBASSADOR OF HUNGARY HELD A LECTURE AT THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY
After the introductory note by the head of the Diplomatic Academy, Ambassador Marina Jovićević, H.E. Attila Pinter, Ambassador of Hungary to the Republic of Serbia gave a lecture to the participants of the Basic Diplomatic Training Programme and the employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the topic of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Pinter started the lecture by giving a brief history of the Serbia–Hungary relations, emphasising that friendly and good neighbourly relations had been continuously developing in almost all spheres over the last decade. Successful bilateral cooperation was evident in the field of economy, joint infrastructure projects, culture, and regular joint Government sessions. Ambassador pointed out that Hungary saw Serbia as a strategic partner in the Western Balkans, and as a priority country in terms of investments by Hungarian companies.
Ambassador Pinter stressed that the issue of minorities was a priority issue for both countries, noting that Serbia had established a model for the protection of minorities which could serve as an example. In that context, he mentioned the support provided by the Government of Hungary in the realisation of numerous projects which facilitated the education of Serbs living in Hungary in their native language, and contributed to the preservation of the culture of the Serbian community.
After the lecture, Ambassador Pinter answered numerous questions asked by the attendees.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
SANDANSKI: DIRECTOR OF DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY AT THE OPENING OF THE 15th WINTER SCHOOL OF DIPLOMACY
Director of Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ambassador Marina Jovićević took part in opening session of the international seminar for young diplomats “15th Winter School of Diplomacy” organized by Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute in cooperation with Hanns Seidel Foundation from 21-25 March in the town of Sandanski, Republic of Bulgaria.
She addressed the participants on the topic: "From Diplomatic Academy student to DA Director in 20 years" and gave many useful advises to young diplomats career wise.
Monday, 7 March 2022
THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY ORGANIZED A LECTURE FOR NORWEGIAN STUDENTS
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, students of the University of Oslo, visiting Serbia as part of a study tour of the region, attended a lecture hosted by the Diplomatic Academy.
After the opening words from the Director of the Diplomatic Academy, Ambassador Marina Jovicevic, State Secretary Nemanja Starovic gave a lecture on the topic: "Foreign Policy of the Republic of Serbia and the Issue of Kosovo and Metohija", with 81 students from Norway being in attendance.
In the lecture, State Secretary Starovic informed the students about the facts related to the geographical and geostrategic position of Serbia, with a special emphasis on the historical aspects and chronology of events in this area from the 1990s to the present day.
The State Secretary focused special attention on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, starting with the declaration of independence of the so-called "Kosovo", as an act which violated the international law, through the pogrom against the Serbian population and cultural heritage, to the current position of Serbs and their property in the southern Serbian province.
State Secretary Starovic continued the lecture speaking about Serbia's European path as one of its foreign policy goals, the economic progress and successful reforms in many areas, cooperation with NATO through Partnership for Peace, but also about the importance of regional cooperation and stability, bringing up in that context the “Open Balkan” initiative and its benefits.
At the end of the lecture, answering the students' questions, the State Secretary touched upon other current topics, as well as the position of the Republic of Serbia in the newly created geostrategic circumstances.
Tuesday, 21 December 2021
DELEGATION OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ VISITED THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq, headed by Dr. Salih Husain Ali Al-Tamimi, Undersecretary for Policy Planning Affairs and Dean of the Foreign Service Institute of the Foreign Ministry of Iraq, paid a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized by the Diplomatic Academy, and had talks in separate meetings with State Secretary Nemanja Starovic, Head of Africa and the Middle East Department Aleksandar Jankovic, and with Director of the Diplomatic Academy Mirjana Milosavljevic.
Mirjana Milosavljevic and Dr. Salih Husain Ali Al-Tamimi agreed that the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation signed between the Diplomatic Academy and the Foreign Service Institute of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry was a good basis for continuing and further promoting the cooperation in the field of diplomatic education.
Furthermore, ideas were exchanged on the manner of realization of activities of mutual interest, especially when it comes to organizing seminars, trainings and lectures for young diplomats of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Iraq.
Friday, 10 December 2021
BRIGADIER GENERAL TOMMASO VITALE HELD A LECTURE AT THE DIPLOMATIC ACADEMY
After the opening remarks made by Director of the Diplomatic Academy Mirjana Milosavljevic and Acting Assistant Foreign Minister for Security Policy Ambassador Dijana Ivancic, the Chief of NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade, Brigadier General Tommaso Vitale, gave a lecture to the students of the Diplomatic Academy on the topic of “Current Mechanisms of Serbia-NATO Cooperation”.
General Vitale pointed out that Serbia and NATO were continuously developing their partnership for 15 years, owing to joint work and commitment, and that this cooperation was constantly being promoted through activities carried out within numerous partner cooperation mechanisms, such as: Individual Partnership Action Plan, Serbia-NATO Defence Reform Group, Planning and Review Process, Operational Capabilities Concept, Building Integrity Programme, Science for Peace and Security Programme, etc.
He reminded that Serbia joined NATO's Partnership for Peace programme in 2006, and added that this organization recognized Serbia as a highly important country, a reliable partner and a good neighbour, which was a guarantor of peace and security in the entire region.
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.