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22 JUN 2010

South East European foreign ministers re-appoint Hido Biscevic as Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic (right), with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu, on the occasion of the second  RCC annual meeting and the meeting of the SEECP ministers of foreign affairs in Istanbul, Turkey, 22 June 2010. (Photo RCC/Dinka Zivalj)

RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic (right), with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu, on the occasion of the second RCC annual meeting and the meeting of the SEECP ministers of foreign affairs in Istanbul, Turkey, 22 June 2010. (Photo RCC/Dinka Zivalj)

ISTANBUL/SARAJEVO – The ministers of foreign affairs of the states participating in the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) re-appointed Hido Biscevic as the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), at their meeting in Istanbul today.

The re-appointment is for the period until 31 December 2012.

“It has been a privilege to serve the interests of South East European people to the best of my abilities for the past almost three years”, said Biscevic.

“This re-appointment is both an honour and an obligation. Rest assured that I will do my utmost to justify the confidence given and dedicate my time just as vigorously to promoting mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe, in order to inspire development in the region to the benefit of its people.”

The foreign ministers also approved the 2009-2010 Annual Report of the RCC Secretary General on regional cooperation in South East Europe as well as the RCC Strategy and Work Programme for 2011-2013, which will serve as the basis for the organization’s operation in the years to come.

Hido Biscevic took office as the first Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on 1 January 2008, following the appointment by the SEECP foreign ministers in Zagreb on 10 May 2007. A Croatian diplomat, Mr Biščević previously served as the State Secretary for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Croatia (2003-2007), as well as at a number of other high-level diplomatic posts. Before joining the service, Mr Biscevic was editor-in-chief of the Croatian daily Vjesnik.

Speaking points of the RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the Meeting of the SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs are available HERE.

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