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Thorvald Stoltenberg in Belgrade 2015

BSF Saddened by the News of Thorvald Stoltenberg’s Passing

The Belgrade Security Forum is deeply saddened by the news of of Mr. Thorvald Stoltenberg’s passing. Mr. Stoltenberg was a dear friend to our organization and a highly regarded interlocutor. We extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Jens Stoltenberg and the family.

The Belgrade Security Forum holds very dear the fact we have had Mr. Stoltenberg as a special guest of the BSF 2015 – the year he was awarded the Honorary Citizenship of the City of Belgrade at the initiative of Ms. Sonja Licht of our Steering Committee.

Mr. Stoltenberg was a distinguished diplomat and former Foreign and Defense Minister of Norway. He served as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and was a Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Serbia will especially remember the years he had served in the Embassy of Norway in Belgrade in the ‘60.