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Apr 12, 2022 10:20 EEST
April 12 (SeeNews) - Serbia plans to buy Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), developed by Turkish defence company Baykar, president Aleksandar Vucic said.
"I talked with Turkish president [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan two days ago, and he has promised to help with the business negotiations," Vucic told reporters on Sunday, as seen in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
Serbia will also buy from China's Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co Ltd the company's CH-95 UAVs, Vucic added, without elaborating.
On Monday Chinese government spokesman Zhao Lijian said China has sent Air Force transport aircraft to deliver military supplies to Serbia.
"This is a cooperation project that falls under our annual plan," Zhao Lijian said.
According to media reports, six Chinese transport aircraft landed at Belgrade's civilian airport early Saturday, allegedly delivering an FK-3 radar-guided surface-to-air missile system.
"This project is not targeted at any third party, nor does it have anything to do with the current situation," Zhao Lijian added.
In August 2020, Aleksandar Vucic said Serbia was considering the acquisition of a FK-3 system from China despite the US warnings that such a deal could compromise the country's efforts to join the European Union.
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