Visit of the delegation of the Military Center for Strategic Studies of the Republic of Italy to the Institute for Strategic Research
The Director of the Military Center for Strategic Studies of the Center for High Studies of Defense from Rome, the Contraadmiral Mario Karuzo, and his associate to the ship's captain Vincent Benemerita, visited the Institute for Strategic Research with the aim of signing the Agreement on Cooperation between the said Center and the Institute for Strategic Research at the University of Defense and Defining the framework for their further cooperation. The host of the Italian delegation was the director of the Institute for Strategic Research, Assoc. prof. Dr. Jovanka Šaranović.
During the conversation, Director Šaranović presented the papers organized by the Institute for Strategic Research, as well as its tasks, ambitions and educational and scientific research capacities. She exposed the specifics of the scientific research work of the Institute, its most important results, as well as recently completed and current scientific research projects. She also highlighted strong interest in further cooperation with a renowned institution such as the Center for Strategic Studies, which was initially initiated in 2015. Director Šaranović highlighted possible forms and modalities of further cooperation between the two institutions, stressing that the signing of the cooperation agreement will establish a normative framework for its further improvement.
Director of the Military Center for Strategic Studies, counter-surgeon Mario Karuzo, also expressed strong interest in intensifying cooperation with the Institute for Strategic Research, stressing that the focus of their research practice is primarily focused primarily on the countries in the vicinity of the Republic of Italy. He agreed with the proposed modalities of cooperation, pointing out that some of the proposed scientific research activities, which involve joint engagement of researchers of the two institutions, can be realized already in 2019.
In the continuation of the meeting, the ceremonial signing of the Agreement on cooperation between the two institutions was held.
After the visit to the Institute, the delegation of the Center for Strategic Studies was also received by the General Manager, Dr. Mladen Vuruna, Rector of the University of Defence, as well as the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Zivkovic.