“Civil servants from the Office of the National Security Council and Classified Information Protection of the government of Serbia were trained to deal with information systems security (INFOSEC) in real life situations. The training took place in Belgrade and Tallinn from 30 October until 10 November 2017 as part of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. INFOSEC policy is very important for any organisation as it can provide an additional tool to deal with cyber threats. The SPS advanced training course offered a combination of theoretical and practical sessions designed to respond to real life situations that could potentially be encountered by the 12 participants, with a focus on the actual INFOSEC implementation within their respective organisations.” (NATO Press Release)

“Speaking about Serbia, she said that the Kremlin had ‘taken note’ of a message sent by US Army Europe commander Ben Hodgeswho recently spoke about the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center in the town of Nis. ‘He once again repeated the many-times copied accusations that the center is allegedly some kind of a facade. He expressed the desire to visit the center. We are ready for his visit, and we expect the US to respond to our openness and, purely as a matter of courtesy, invite Russian and Serbian representatives to (US army base) Bondsteel in Kosovo,’ she (Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova) said.  According to Zakharova, that base was established in accordance with UNSC Resolution 1244 – ‘but US partners are unwilling to disclose its true purpose.’ ‘Maybe it’s one of the reasons for the media noise around the center in Nis,’ she said. (B92)

“Speaking before a wide audience, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic delivered today a lecture titled ‘Serbia’s Foreign Policy against the Backdrop of Current Challenges,’ in Buenos Aires, at the highly renowned Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI).  In his lecture, Minister Dacic introduced the audience to Serbia’s foreign policy priorities, its regional policy, assessment of the bilateral cooperation between Serbia and Argentina and other Latin American countries, the joint support to the principle of international relations and to the activities that Serbia carried out in the regional initiatives launched by Latin American countries.” (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia)

“First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic will take part in the Ministerial Conference of the International Organization of La Francophone.The gathering will be held in Paris November 25-26, the government has announced. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘New economies: blue economy, green economy – new generators of wealth creation, social inclusion and sustainable development.'” (B92)