On March 13, the AII Permanent Secretariat met the "EUSAIR/AII Team" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia led by Amb. Tonči Staničić, in Zagreb.

The meeting was devoted to the preparation of the forthcoming AII Chairmanship by the Republic of Croatia ,starting from June 2015 , with an eye on the future Calendar of events and priorities of the Presidency.

After the launch of the EUSAIR on November of last year Croatia - as the Country holding the AII Chairmanship - will , at the same time , co- chair the Governing Board of the Strategy with the European Commission .

During the meeting , the awareness that the future AII Croatian Chairmanship falls in a very delicate period for regional cooperation was quite tangible.

The upcoming Presidency , supported by the Permanent Secretariat , is preparing to meet the needs of the EUSAIR implementation phase and to make sure that the AII intergovernmental activities be at the service of the goals of the Strategy.