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14 JUL 2010

RCC Secretary General presents the organization’s new strategy at COWEB Capitals meeting

The RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic presented today to the COWEB Capitals meeting in Brussels the organization’s Strategy and Work Programme 2011-13, adopted last month, and received support to the organization’s work by the participants.

Secretary General Biscevic highlighted that, in the implementation of the RCC mandate and the new three-year Strategy, it is necessary to take maximum advantage of recent positive trends in regional cooperation in South East Europe.

“These trends, and the current rapprochement in bilateral relations among the countries, should be translated into a genuine readiness for regional cooperation, as well as concrete recovery and development projects. In this respect, the RCC Strategy is a valuable tool complementing the countries’ efforts to design and implement regional projects in the areas of infrastructure, energy, transport, etc.”

The RCC Secretary General also outlined the results of the RCC Annual Meeting and the Summit of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), held in Istanbul, on 22-23 June 2010.

He informed the COWEB Capitals of the preparations for the Annual Programme of the incumbent Montenegrin SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office that the RCC has been actively involved in.

During his stay in Brussels, Secretary General Biscevic also met with the Director General for Enlargement at the European Commission, Michael Leigh, to discuss future cooperation between the RCC and the Commission, in light of the new Strategy.

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