Ambassador Giovanni Castellaneta has been confirmed as Secretary General of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative for his second mandate until May 2023. Amb. Castellaneta has covered the position of AII SG from June 2017 (beginning of the Italian Chairmanship).

The decision was taken by "Silent Procedure" on May 26th and subsequently formalized during the Adriatic Ionian Council / EUSAIR Ministerial Meeting under Serbian Chairmanship, held in Belgrade (via Videoconference) on May 27th 2020.