HRH CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER AND SIR MALCOM RIFKIND QC
VISIT THE SPEAKER OF THE SERBIAN PARLIAMENT AND THE FACULTY OF LAW
Belgrade 20 October 2006 – HRH Crown Prince Alexander II
and Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC Member of Parliament for Kensington and Chelsea
visited today HE Predrag Markovic, Speaker of the House of the Parliament of
During the conversation HRH Crown Prince Alexander II,
Sir Malcolm Rifkind and HE Predrag Markovic conversed about Serbia’s steps
towards the European Union. This meeting was an opportunity to exchange
points of view with a dignitary who comes from the country that stands for
cradle of Parliamentarianism.
Sir Malcolm will spend three days in Belgrade he is the
guest of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess
Katherine. During his visit he will have the pleasure to meet several
dignitaries from the Serbian Political, Economic and Cultural circles.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC is a highly respected Member of
Parliament who builds his experience from numerous Political appointments.
He became a member of the Cabinet in 1986 as Secretary of State for
Scotland. In 1990 he became Minister of Transport and in 1992 Secretary of
State for Defense. From 1995-97 he was Foreign Secretary.
He was one of only four ministers to serve throughout the
whole Prime Ministerships of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major. In 1997
he was knighted in recognition of his public service.
After the meeting with the Speaker of the House of the
Parliament of Serbia, HRH Crown Prince Alexander II and Sir Malcolm Rifkind
QC went to the Faculty of Law www.bg.ac.yu/en_pravni.php where Sir Malcolm
gave a lecture “Serbia and the European Union – transition of the legal
Sir Malcolm Rifkind shared with Serbian students his
abundant political experience which motivated many interesting questions
that lead to a very informative discussion.
During the visit to the Faculty of Law Their Royal
Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine
accompanied by Prof. Dr Dejan Popovic Rector of University of Belgrade,
Prof. Miodrag Jovanovic Vice Dean of the
Faculty of Law, Mrs. Leda
Gofas Director of Foundation of HRH Crown Prince Alexander II for Education
and Culture, Prof. Ljiljana Markovic Member of the Executive Board of
Foundation showed to Ser Malcolm Rifkind the Career Development Centre of
the University of Belgrade that will be launched November 2006. Establishing
the Career Development Centre was initiated by the
Foundation of HRH Crown Prince
Alexander for Education and Culture in cooperation with the University
of Belgrade and University of Nottingham.