Today, 24 June 2014, the ARM Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Goranco Koteski opened the fourth conference of the command sergeant majors of the armed forces of member states on US-Adriatic Charter (A5). The conference, apart from the host –the ARM command sergeant major, sergeant major Dragan Stojanovski, was attended by the command sergeant majors of the armies of Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and the command sergeant major of the command of U.S. forces in Europe.
At the opening of the conference, General Koteski emphasized the importance of the cooperation within the Adriatic Charter, noting that the path on which the states of the Adriatic Charter are firmly moving on, is a guarantee that the building of the stability, good neighborly relations and mutual understanding are the main prerequisites for progress in all fields, not only for them but also for the wider region. The Chief of General Staff emphasized the synergy of the cooperation and the relations between the armies of the Adriatic Charter, which is a strong impulse and encouragement in the cooperation among the command sergeant majors who successfully convey the messages from these forums to the last soldier in their armies.
The main topic of the conference is “The training and development of inter-army cooperation in post-ISAF mission in Afghanistan,” and the participants are expected to consider the possibilities for successful cooperation in the perception of the role of the NCO corps in the preparation and execution of missions led by NATO and the EU.