ĐORĐIJE KUSTUDIĆ, THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE MOC, HAD SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT MEETINGS DURING THE SEMINAR FOR SECRETARY GENERALS AND CHEFS DE MISSIONS OF THE EUROPEAN NATIONAL COMMITTEES
Good welcome in Riga
On the Seminar for Secretary Generals and Chefs de Missions of the European National Committees, held in Riga on 25. and 26. May this year, for the first time the MOC had its representative, the Secretary General Đorđije Kustudić. Since the MOC is not yet official member of the International Olympic Committee, in the capital of Latvia he was only a Visitor. When in the beginnig of July in Guatemala, the MOC becomes the 204. member of the IOC, it will also become 49. member of the European Olympic Committee.
In Riga, Kustudić met with the President of the European Olympic Committee, Irishman Patrick Hickey, and with the Secretay General of this organisation, Italian, Raffaele Pagnozzi, who expressed their satisfaction for the forthcoming acceptance of the MOC in the European family.
Kustudić also spoke with Pere Miro, the Director of the Olympic Solidarity, with whom he arranged meeting in Lausanne, in the second half of August, this year. Since the meeting is scheduled for after the acceptance of the MOC in the International Olympic Committee, the purpose of the meeting will be concrete strategic activity plan of the Montenegrin Olympic Committee. Olympic Solidarity is the main source of finances for the majority of the National Olympic Committees, so the MOC considers it as one of the basis for the development of Montenegrin sports.
Gu Rouru, regional coordinator for relations with Europe within the Organisational Committee of the OG in Beijing (BOCOG), during the meeting with Kustudić, promised utterly benevolent attitude towards the new future member of the MOC. That whole hearted attitude, she said, should be expected in help of the organiser in finding appropriate place for Montenegrin Olympic house. During the Olympic Games, National Olympic houses are places to promote your own countries, not only in sports, but in turistic, economic and cultural plan.
Next Seminar will be held in Loretto (Italy), in May next year, while at the end of August, this year, in Beijing is going to be held meeting of the Chefs de Missions of all world National Olympic Committees.