The election of the permanent representative of Serbia to UNESCO, Tamara Rastovac-Siamashvili, as the chairwoman of the Executive Council of that organization is a great and significant success of our foreign policy and diplomacy, says former Serbian ambassador to UNESCO Darko Tanaskovic.
– Considering that we in Serbia, due to circumstances, are forced to observe all the events in UNESCO primarily through the prism of the so-called problem. “Kosovo ‘and Pristina’s efforts to gain membership in this organization, I am convinced that the election of a permanent representative of Serbia to the position of IS chairman will not please those who are committed to achieving that goal,” Tanaskovic said.
Tanaskovic assessed that the election of Rastovac-Siamashvili is a reliable and convincing indicator of Serbia’s strong and respected position in the UN specialized agency for education, science and culture, as well as the successful operation of the Permanent Delegation of Serbia in Paris, headed by him.
– When evaluating the value of this diplomatic achievement, it should be borne in mind that a complex and turbulent path led to it – stated Darko Tanaskovic.
He explained that the candidate for the chairman of the Executive Council is proposed by that electoral group of states which has the turn to have a “prime minister of UNESCO” from its ranks.
– As our electoral group is quite heterogeneous in every respect, the trust given to our representative is an expression of Serbia’s very special reputation and respect for its political balance and maturity, which is indicated by the almost plebiscite support for Ms. Rastovac Siamashvili at the Executive Council session – says Tanaskovic.
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