Annual Meeting 2010 of the Regional Cooperation Council

The second Annual Meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) was held in Istanbul on 22 June 2010. It was jointly organised by the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Chairmanship-in-Office of the Republic of Turkey and the RCC Secretariat, back-to-back with the SEECP Summit.

The RCC Secretary General presented the organization’s Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013 and his Annual Report on regional cooperation in South East Europe for endorsement by the Annual Meeting. The participants also exchanged views on developments in regional cooperation in South East Europe of relevance for the RCC framework, as well as challenges ahead.

The Annual Meeting endorsed the nomination proposal for appointment of the RCC Secretary General for the period starting on 1 January 2011, given that the three-year mandate of Secretary General Hido Biscevic was to expire on 31 December 2010.

The RCC Annual Meeting meets at the level of Senior Civil Servants or above. It is open to other countries, international organizations and partners as guests upon request to and/or the initiative of the Secretary General following the consent of the members of the RCC Board.

Agenda of the meeting is available HERE.

Programme od the event is available HERE.

List of participants is available HERE.

The 2009-2010 Annual Report of the RCC Secretary General on regional cooperation in South East Europe is available HERE.

The RCC Strategy and Work Programme for 2011-2013 is available HERE.

Press Release on this event is available HERE.

Introductory remarks by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at this meeting are available HERE.

Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoğlu, at the second RCC Annual Meeting is available HERE.

Speaking points of the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Stefan Fuele, at the RCC Annual Meeting in Istanbul are available HERE.