President vows the country will remain neutral
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Serbia will not host any foreign military bases, instead opting to maintain its neutrality, President Aleksandar Vucic confirmed during a press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday.
Asked about reports that Russia had recently offered to establish a military base in Serbia, Vucic said he was against the idea. “Serbia does not need anyone’s military bases,” he insisted, adding that his country would preserve its neutrality and ties to Russia and China, as well as the US and the EU.
“Serbia wants to preserve peace. We want to safeguard our population, our country and our sky, and this is how we are going to act in the future,” he said.