Dear colleagues and friends,

on behalf of Adriatic Ionian Initiative Permanent Secretariat, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

I sincerely hope that the upcoming year will give us the chance to meet again in person.

We look forward to working with you in the months to come and further enhance regional cooperation for the benefit of the entire Adriatic Ionian region.

The AII and its Permanent Secretariat will act to continue to be an essential tool for fostering regional cooperation by further enhancing policy dialogue among the AII Participating Countries and the Fora of Civil Society (Chambers of Commerce, Cities and Universities). We will continue to support the European aspirations of the Western Balkan countries, fostering a democratic, social and economic development in Europe.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

Amb. Giovanni Castellaneta
Secretary General of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative