Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Head of the European Defence Agency (EDA), and Nebojša Rodić, Serbian Minister of Defence, signed today an Administrative Arrangement between the EDA and the Serbian Ministry of Defence.
The conclusion of the Administrative Arrangement follows a mandate provided by the EDA Steering Board. The EU Council approved the Administrative Arrangement in May 2013.
The Administrative Arrangement formalises the relationship between EDA and Serbia, enabling Serbia’s potential participation in EDA’s projects and programmes. Cooperative areas remain to be further defined, but Research & Technology and training are examples of possible cooperative areas.