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20 APR 2009

RCC Secretary General speaks to Council of Europe Development Bank officials

The RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic met today in Paris with officials of the Council of Europe Development Bank, including the Bank’s Vice Governor Imre Tarafas, to explore the ways the two institutions can cooperate the best in the future.

The RCC Secretary General briefed Mr Tarafas and the Bank representatives in great details about the RCC’s work in the priority areas of economic and social development, infrastructure and energy, justice and home affairs, security cooperation, building human capital, and parliamentary cooperation.

Secretary General Biščević informed of RCC activities on establishing a cooperation mechanism among RCC Secretariat, RCC National Coordinators from South East Europe, the European Commission and relevant international financial institutions, aimed at stimulating development in the region.

Mr Tarafas expressed great interest in the work of the RCC, especially in relation to the cooperation mechanism and the organization’s social agenda in the areas of education and health. He stressed the Bank’s readiness for close cooperation with the RCC in these fields.

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