The former ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Nedim Makarevic has been appointed as the new ambassador of BiH to the Kingdom of Norway.
Makarevic confirmed for FENA that he would soon assume a new diplomatic post since Norwegian King Harald V had already signed an agreman. Makarevic will also cover Iceland from Oslo. One of the curiosities is that Makarevic will be the youngest member of the diplomatic corps in Norway.
“I hope to contribute to the further enhancement of bilateral relations between BiH and Norway, especially considering that Norway allocates one percent of its GDP to developing countries, which BiH needs and must find its place on their priority list,” Makarevic notes. He should assume the post at the end of this month.
During his four-year diplomatic mandate in Pakistan, Makarevic received a prestigious annual award for the best diplomat, Islamabad’s award and the CEO’s award for diplomatic success. He was especially engaged in establishing economic and other ties between BiH and Pakistan, so during his term of office, BiH’s exports to Pakistan increased, education contracts have been signed, and a Pakistani-Bosnian elementary school has been built, named after the first president of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alija Izetbegovic.