RECEPTION IN HONOUR OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR MALCOLM
AT THE WHITE PALACE
Belgrade 22 October 2006. – Their Royal Highnesses Crown
Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine hosted today a Reception in
honour The Right Honourable Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC at The White Palace.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC is a highly respected Member of
the British Parliament who built his experience from numerous Political
appointments. He became a member of Prime Minister’s Cabinet in 1986 as
Secretary of State for Scotland. In 1990, he became Minister of Transport
and in 1992 Secretary of State for Defence. From 1995-97 he was the Foreign
He was one of 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.
HRH Crown Prince Alexander II pointed out the importance
of the visit of Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC for the future cooperation and
friendship between United Kingdom and Serbia, and added that his wife HRH
Crown Princess Katherine and he will continue the efforts of connecting
significant people to our country.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC already gave a lecture on the
topic “Serbia and the European Union – Transition of the Legal System” at
the Faculty of Law in Belgrade,
and he will give much pleasure to the students of the
Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade
with a lecture about “Serbia and EU” on Monday 23 October, starting 9:00 am.