Tadic: Serbia exports security in SEE
24. May 2010. | 10:00
Serbian President Boris Tadic said Sunday that Serbia is absolutely determined to show that it is stronger than any form of crime or any criminal. Over the last 12 months, since the previous celebration of this day, five police officers lost their lives. Every attack on the police is an attack on the state, Dacic said underlining that the state must respond severely to this.
Serbian President Boris Tadic said Sunday that Serbia is absolutely determined to show that it is stronger than any form of crime or any criminal.
Speaking at a ceremony marking Police Day and Interior Ministry Day, which was held at a police training centre near Belgrade, Tadic congratulated all members of the police and Interior Ministry on their success in the fight against all forms of crime.
Tadic noted that Serbia will give its all in the fight against crime.
"We are prepared to take any risk, thereby protecting every child and their future in this country," said the president.
According to him, the police belongs to the people, and not to any political party or stream.
Tadic remarked that the police and judicial institutions have made a huge effort to raise the fight against organized crime to another level, "thereby raising Serbia's reputation in the world."
"Today, Serbia exports security and is a key player and security factor in southeastern Europe," said Tadic.
The ceremony was also attended by Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic, Parliament Speaker Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic, a number of ministers, Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej, representatives of the diplomatic corps and the Serbian Armed Forces and many citizens
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic reiterated that Serbia is resolved to demonstrate that it is stronger than any crime and will not stop until the battle against crime, corruption and terrorism is over.
At the celebration of the Ministry of the Interior Day and Police Day, Dacic stressed that Serbia is committed to becoming a part of the European family of peoples, without crime and terrorist threats to their citizens.
Over the last 12 months, since the previous celebration of this day, five police officers lost their lives. Every attack on the police is an attack on the state, Dacic said underlining that the state must respond severely to this.
He noted that the police must be modern, highly-educated, well-equipped and well-paid, emphasising that investment in the police is an investment in our future.
Earlier yesterday the First Deputy Prime Minister laid a wreath at the memorial plaque on the Ministry building in Kneza Milosa Street, while Chief of Police Milorad Veljovic laid a wreath at the Cukur Cesma memorial fountain.
Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic, Minister of Justice Snezana Malovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Regional Development Mladjan Dinkic also attended the celebration in Makis, as well as police chiefs, representatives of the diplomatic crops and religious communities.
At the training centre in Makis the Security Administration held an exercise, while special units of the police and the Gendarmerie, as well as the PTJ, the SAJ and the Helicopter Unit performed a joint exercise.