- Forum's Medal
- New Leaders
- Club of Ports
On Thursday, 13 June 2013 at 19.00, the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) held a special ceremony at Bled, where it presented its prestigious Award to HE Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron, Chairman and Founder of Crans Montana Forum and Recipient of the National Order of Freedom of Slovenia.
Were also presented :
- HE Željko Komšić, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- HE Guido Westerwelle, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany -
- HE Nabil El Araby, Secretary General of the Arab League
- Mr. Hannes Swoboda, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Awards were presented by the President of the IFIMES International Institute
In the opening address President of the Council of the Institute Dr. Craig T. Smith stressed the importance of such awards because they enable organisations such as IFIMES to show that they appreciate the activities and efforts of individuals to create better conditions for dialogue and life for all of us. With their work the laureates have proven that even in difficult times it is possible to find compromises and solutions for a better tomorrow. This is especially important for the Balkan and Middle East regions, which are also covered by the IFIMES International Institute. Those regions occupy a special position in the world map and their role will be even more important in the future.
In his speech Director of the IFIMES Institute Zijad Bećirović noted that in this world there are certain individuals whose work and acts have inspired many others and who stand out because of their strong dedication. It is therefore appropriate to honour them, present them awards and show them our respect and gratitude for everything they have done for their fellow citizens, their country, the region, the world and for the better future of us all.
Besides the Institute's management the ceremony was attended by numerous personalities from the political, business and public life from Slovenia as well as the Balkan and Middle East countries. Numerous inisters from the Slovenian Government attended together with most of the Ambassadors accredited to Ljubljana.
Mr. Groce Gligorov Special Representative of HM the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam attended also the ceremony in order to congratulate Amb. J-P. Carteron.
The award ceremony was followed by the reception in the honour of the laureates.
Ljubljana, 13 June 2013
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