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05.07.2011

RCC Secretariat briefs diplomatic community in Sarajevo on implementation of its work strategy and results of 3rd Annual Meeting

The Secretariat of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) presented today the first results of implementation of the organization’s Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013 to the diplomatic community in Sarajevo. The briefing follows last week’s RCC Annual Meeting and related South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) events in Budva, Montenegro.

RCC Secretary General recalled a series of praises the organization received by RCC members as well as SEECP heads of state or government and ministers of foreign affairs last week in Budva, who endorsed his Annual Report on regional cooperation in South East Europe 2010-2011.

“The regional cooperation in South East Europe is on an evident rise, with the RCC being recognized as a leading platform guiding the cooperation”, said Biscevic.

“The time is now ripe to translate positive trends into irreversible processes and include a wide range of stakeholders – governments, businesses, parliamentarians, civil society, think tanks, etc. – into design and implementation of concrete regional projects of a large-scale, transnational nature, especially in the field of transport infrastructure.”

The RCC Secretary General commended a successful cooperation with the outgoing SEECP Chairmanship-in-Office of Montenegro and announced tomorrow’s visit to the RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo of the SEECP Chair, Serbian President Boris Tadic.

Finally, he congratulated Croatia on finalizing negotiations for the European Union membership and expressed satisfaction that such a development would serve as an impetus to other countries of the region to further reforms and speed up their European integration.

Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, presented concrete achievements of the RCC thus far, in the areas of economic and social development, energy, infrastructure, justice and home affairs, security cooperation, building human capital and media development. She gave an overview of RCC efforts in streamlining regional initiatives and task forces to make regional activities more focused and efficient.

The briefing gathered around 20 representatives of the diplomatic community in Sarajevo.

The Annual Report of the RCC Secretary General on regional cooperation in South East Europe 2010-2011, outlining the achievements more in detail, is available HERE.

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