Friday, 27 January 2023

Fourth Sitting of the Security Services Control Committee

At its fourth sitting, held on 27 January 2023 and closed to the public, the Security Services Control Committee considered and adopted the Military Security Agency regular activity reports covering the period from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

The members of the Committee evaluated the Military Security Agency reports positively, stating that in the reporting period the Military Security Agency had implemented all the planned and extraordinary tasks within its purview as prescribed by law.

In view of current events, the Military Security Agency Director informed the Committee members about the security situation and the developments in Kosovo-Metohija, as well as their potential impact on the security situation in the Republic of Serbia. The Military Security Agency was declared ready to respond to all security challenges at all times and perform all tasks set before it.

At the request of Committee Chairman Igor Becic, the Military Security Agency Director informed the attending that the media information concerning the presence of the Wagner Group in the Republic of Serbia is incorrect, and that no member of the Serbian Armed Forces, active or retired, participates in the this group’s activities. It was noted that the spread of inaccurate information about the presence of the Wagner Group in Serbia coincides with the rise of tensions in Kosovo-Metohija, and estimated that this completely inaccurate media information is part of activities aimed at discrediting the Republic of Serbia and the state leadership, and it is therefore necessary to clearly deny it and prevent the ruin of the reputation of the Republic of Serbia in the international public.

The cooperation of the Military Security Agency with the leadership and command bodies of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Army, as well as the coordinated work with other security services and cooperation with the competent state authorities, received positive evaluation, which resulted in realistic assessments and predictions of the development of certain security phenomena and risks and enabled the Military Security Agency to promptly detect indicators of threats to the security of the defence system and undertake adequate measures within its jurisdiction.

The Committee members noted that, in the reporting period, through operational work, significant data was collected on the activities and intentions of risk and threat factors, as well as that the Military Security Agency had undertaken effective counterintelligence and security protection measures and timely and efficiently informed the competent authorities and management and command authorities in the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces to take measures within their jurisdiction.

The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairman MA Igor Becic, and attended by the following Committee members and deputy members: Aleksandar Markovic, Aleksandar Mirkovic, Darko Jovanovic, Vladan Zagradjanin, Pavle Grbovic, Nenad Tomasevic and Vladimir Gajic.

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  • 11.00 - the National Assembly Speaker meets with the UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur for the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 1)

  • 11.30 - the Head of the PFG with Hungary meets with the Hungarian Ambassador to Serbia (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 12.00 - sitting of the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 3)

  • 13.00 - sitting of the Environmental Protection Committee (Municipality of Babusnica building, 1 Ratka Pavlovica)

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