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10 years of membership in CISM

At a ceremony to mark ten years of membership of the Republic of Serbia in the International Council for Military Sports (CISM) ministers of defence and sports and youth together with the Chief of the General Sttaff of the Serbian Army , General Dikovic were awarded plaques for the strengthening of peace and inter-army cooperation.

The event was held at the Military Academy, besides highest representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the Serbian Armed Forces, was also attended by former Secretary General of CISM Colonel Michel van Mers , guests of the Olympic Committee and Sports Association of Serbia , foreign military representatives and guests from the public, business, sports and religious life.

Thanking for the plaque Defence Minister Nebojsa Rodic congratulated the Serbian delegation in CISM on an important anniversary and pledged support, and in the decade ahead.

- It depends on you whether you will participate in the next competition within CISM , to be held in Finland. You should form a good team ready for great results , with which we will be able to raise and expect from us provided all conditions.

Minister of Youth and Sports Vanja Udovičić , thanking for the award , said that without a strong and capable army there is no strong state , and no sport without a healthy nation.

In this respect, the military and sports have a lot in common and are what adorns every nation . In the military service or while training you can learn so much and start going forward . This is the message we should send to all the children who are the future of Serbia - said Minister Udovičić.

Head of the Serbian delegation to CISM Colonel Dragan Djini, directing words of welcome to guests, thanked all those who support their efforts to raise the general physical fitness , improving physical training and the promotion of peaceful components of the Army of Serbia in the world.

- While the various armies throughout history encountered as enemies on the battlefield , today their descendants contribute to the strengthening of world peace , development of intermilitary friendship , trust and reconciliation , even in the once war-torn regions , where these once opposing sides confront each other on the sports field instead of on the battlefield - said Colonel Djini adding that , if we want to progress , we need to compare with others , which is why I move my limits and build value models.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Serbian participation in the CISM , the head of the Serbian delegation at the association promoted the Dutch retired colonel, Michel van Mers into an honorary member of the Serbian branch.

 Plaques and awards for outstanding results , are presented to athletes, and plaques for special contribution and representatives of institutions and organizational units, including the Directorate of Public Relations of the Ministry of Defense and the Department of Training and Doctrine Command of the General Staff, as well as individuals, to contribute to intermilitary cooperation.

The ceremony was broadcast and a short video presentation on the work of CISM and the activities of the delegation from 2003 to 2013.

International Council for Military Sports (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) known by its acronym - CISM, is the official international sports association composed of the armed forces of member states , and is a contemporary dimension to the active establishment of foreign military relationships, but also as a means for promotion and strengthening of world peace, inter-army cooperation, trust and reconciliation through sport. This ideal is contained in the CISM motto " Friendship through Sport".
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