Director of IFIMES with Secretary General of UN

(left) António Guterres, Zijad Bećirović

Director of the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) Assist. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović, accompanied by IFIMES Main Representative at ECOSOC/UN Irena Mernik Knee, met UN Secretary-General António Guterres at UN Headquarters in New York.

Director of the Institute Assist. Prof. Dr. Bećirović presented to the UN Sec-retary-General Guterres the work of the Institute in the region of the Bal-kans and the Middle East, with a special emphasis on projects related to the special consultative status of IFIMES whit the ECOSOC/UN.

The IFIMES International Institute intends to issue a special edition of the European Perspectives International Scientific Journal in the next period, dedicated to the UN and its role in the world.

The Secretary-General of the UN, Guterres, stressed the importance of the UN and importance of global stability and peace to enable universal pro-gress of humanity.

At the end of the talks, UN Secretary-General Guterres and Bećirović agreed that global security, stability, peace and fast solutions of open is-sues are of great importance.