Serbia to reopen its diplomatic-intelligence service

Serbian foreign minister described this move by the government as creation of the trust worth channel of information for the highest state officials

Serbia to reopen its diplomatic-intelligence service

World Bulletin/News Desk

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic announced reopening of the diplomatic-intelligence services describing it as a trust worthy channel for state officials to obtain information, AA reports.

Mrkic told this to the media in Belgrade announcing establishment of the office for investigation and documentation inside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia.

"Timely information are very important to fulfill foreign policy goals," Mrkic said reminding that the office exists in Yugoslavia since 1949, and that it stopped working in 2007 when the new law on intelligence was adopted.

The minister explained that this type of activity represents the most sophisticated and up to date information gathering service.

Asked if this new office will be united with existing military intelligence agency and security and intelligence agency, Mrkic replied that it will depend on the entire state apparatus and its needs.

"We have to look at the potential of all services and people working for them. Our goal is to have well informed heads of the state, to make them able to know and to follow important topics," Mrkic said adding that this type of service is needed for "good, effective, reliable and not based on gossips diplomacy."

He also said that since the service was closed down in 2007, Serbia did not have its full diplomatic capacity.

"We are very determined to form strong state of Serbia and we will not do anything to harm any other state," Serbian foreign minister told the media.

Last Mod: 15 Eylül 2013, 17:31
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