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Daniel Mitov and Igor Crnadak

Daniel Mitov and Igor Crnadak

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Bulgaria, at a meeting at the Organisation's Strasbourg headquarters, attended by representatives of its 47 member States.

Before handing over the chairmanship to his successor, the outgoing Chair Igor Crnadak, Minister of for Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, gave an overview of his country’s achievements during his chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.

The new Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Daniel Mitov, Minister of Foreign affairs of Bulgaria, presented the priorities of the Bulgarian chairmanship which will run for six months as of today.

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Secretary General Jagland commended Foreign Minister Crnadak for the successful Chairmanship of Bosnia and Herzegovina during a period of in which Europe faced significant challenges, notably the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism. He underlined the importance of the Additional Protocol on foreign fighters to the Convention of the Prevention of Terrorism which was opened for signature during the Chairmanship. Minister Crnadak confirmed that the Chairmanship had a positive impact on the country’s European integration process and the promotion of European values.

Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 10 November 2015
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