Senior Greek officials commend work of RCC and its Secretary General

The RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, held talks in Greece today with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yannis Valinakis, and the Ministry's Secretary General for European Affairs, Dimitrios Katsoudas. The officials discussed political developments in South East Europe and challenges in this respect.

RCC Secretary General Biscevic informed his Greek counterparts of the implementation of the organization's 2009-2010 Strategic Work Programme and discussed possible activities beyond 2010, primarily in identifying large-scale projects aimed at securing further economic and social development of the region. He briefed on preparations for a high-level conference to be organized by the Swedish EU Presidency and the European Commission, with active RCC role, in Brussels, in December 2009, focusing on the European perspective of the Western Balkans, economic crisis, regional cooperation and development projects in South East Europe.

Deputy Minister Valinakis and Secretary General Katsoudas expressed full support to the work of the RCC and its Secretary General, stressing their interest in the December conference and the importance of energy and infrastructure projects for the development of South East Europe.