12 March 2004
New Permanent Representative of Serbia and Montenegro Presents Credentials
VIENNA, 12 March (UN Information Service) -- The New Permanent Representative of Serbia and Montenegro to the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Vesko Garčević, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General, UNOV.
Prior to his current appointment Mr. Garčević served as Ambassador at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro. Before he held several posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro: Assistant Minister for Multilateral affairs, Head of Multilateral Department and Head of the Section for European Regional Integrations.
Between 1998 and 2000, Mr. Garčević served at the Department for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Council of Europe at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was Third Secretary at the Yugoslav Embassy in Vienna from 1993 to 1998, and also served as a Member of the Yugoslav Mission to the United Nations during that time.
Before Mr. Garčević joined the foreign service in 1990 as Attache at the Information Department of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was a journalist for the daily newspaper Borba.
Mr. Garčević holds a degree in Journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Belgrade.
He is married and has three children.
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