The first Committee of Senior Official under Slovenian Chairmanship took place in Ljubljana on June 26.

The Programme of the activities of the Chairmanship and the AII Permanent Secretariat were presented together with the calendar of activities emphasizing the important role of the AII in the establishment of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Macro-Region.

Furthermore, the Presidency gave an outlook over the present status of this process informing also about a letter by Commissioner Hahn in response to a message sent to him and other relevant Commissioners by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU member countries of the AII plus Croatia.

Finally, the Secretary General informed about the status of the Regional Cooperation Programme for co-financing cooperation projects among AII Participating States.