11th Jan 2021 | Get In Lamka,by: Navia Thakuria Guwahati Correspondent.
Guwahati : Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, who earlier
served as the secretary-general of the Organization for Security and
Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), now takes the responsibility as the
director of Euro-Mediterranean Diplomacy and Intercultural Affairs
(EDIA) at the International Institute for Middle East and Balkan
Studies (IFIMES). He replaces Archduchess Camilla
Habsburg-Lothringen, who held the position from 2016 to 2020, said a
IFIMES statement issued from Vienna.
The directors of IFIMES, Dr Zijad Bećirović and Bakhatyar Aljaf,
emphasized that they were especially glad that the institute received
reinforcement in the person of Ambassador Zannier, whose reputation,
experience and enthusiasm would give new impetus to the work of
“We are highly honored that our esteemed colleague, Excellency
Zannier, will be with us in the future. Only through the importance of
cooperation of various actors in building a better society, while
gathered in the idea of a better tomorrow, we can understand and
overcome many differences between us. This is the only way to solve
problems and challenges,” added the statement.
Head of IFIMES mission in Vienna professor Anis H. Bajrektarević
underlined the importance of the Euro-Mediterranean theater, as a core
region, for the intercultural cooperation which is one of the key
challenges of the modern world. “The OSCE is the only organization
whose pan-continental mechanism includes the so-called Mediterranean
partnership. Thus, besides the UN, it is the only multilateral system
that brings together Arabs and Israel,” he added.