BELGRADE -- Members of Serbian and U.S. special forces will be in charge of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s safety during her visit to Serbia, daily Press writes.
The two officials will arrive in Belgrade from Sarajevo and they will fly to Priština in the evening.
They will spend only several hours in Belgrade and they will only have one meeting, with Serbian PM Ivica Dačić. The meeting will be held in the Palace of Serbia in New Belgrade, the daily has learnt from the Serbian government.
The highest security measures will be taken during Clinton’s trip from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport to the Palace of Serbia. 4,000 police officers will be deployed to the streets while members of the special police units and Security-Information Agency (BIA) will be present at the airport.
The highway and streets will be closed for traffic during Clinton and Ashton’s trip from the airport to the Palace of Serbia.
Police helicopters will provide air support and members of special units will be stationed on rooftops. Canine units, special detectors and a series of other security measures will be used to provide safety during Clinton and Ashton’s visit.
Faculty of Security professor Zoran Dragišić says that the highest security measures are expected.
“Our security forces already have enough experience from visits of Joseph Biden, Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, Hillary Clinton and I don’t think that anything new will happen here,” he explained.
He added that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents were involved in the organization, planning and safety during the visit.
“The U.S. Secret Service and FBI agents arrived to Belgrade a long time ago. They have been cooperating with our security services for a long time and that cooperation has several times proven to be perfect, exactly during visits of top U.S. officials,” he concluded.