Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Algeria: Serbia's Defence Minister signs agreement
He was also reported to have met President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, but this remains unconfirmed, possibly because of his rumoured health relapse.
Sutanovac's discussions with Guenaizia centred on closer military ties and cooperation between the two countries. Their discussions reportedly covered:
a proposed expansion of cooperation between the two countries in military health care, in which Serbia claims considerable expertise
modernising the production of certain weapons and military equipment for the Algerian army
establishing Serbia weapons and military equipment plants in Algeria as part of its technology transfer programme
schooling Algerian officers at the Military Academy in Serbia
the visit to Serbia in the near future of a delegation of experts from of the Algeria's Ministry of Defence
a visit to Algeria by Serbia's President, Boris Tadic, in the first half of 2012.
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