Acting Assistant Minister for Bilateral Cooperation
Ambassador Vladimir Marić
He was born in Belgrade. He graduated from Institut Le Rosey international boarding school in Rolle, Switzerland. He graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta in the United States of America.
He was an intern at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations in New York in 2002-2003. He has been employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2004. During the Slovenian Presidency of the EU in 2008, he was appointed to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ljubljana.
From 2009 to 2012, he served as Second Secretary/First Secretary/Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Syria (also responsible for Lebanon and Jordan).
In the 2012-2014 period he was an Advisor in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and since 2014 also the MFA Chief of Staff in the rank of an Ambassador.
From 2014 to 2020, he served as Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to India (he was also appointed as non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives).
In November 2020, he was appointed as Acting Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Bilateral Cooperation.
He speaks English and French.
Married, a father of two sons.
Acting Assistant Minister for Consular Affairs
Ambassador Vera Vukićević
She was born in 1967 in Zadar, Republic of Croatia. She attended the Fourth and Twelfth Belgrade High-School and graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade. She graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 1996 to 2000, she worked in the law attorney office of V. Jakić in Belgrade. From 2000 to 2002, she was hired by the municipality of Zemun, as a lawyer in the Department of Property and Legal Affairs.
Since 2002, she has been employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she has held several different positions, most of which related to consular affairs.
From 2003 to 2007, she served as Consul at the Consulate General of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro (later the Republic of Serbia) in Graz, the Republic of Austria. She served as Consul General at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Zurich, the Swiss Confederation, from 2011 to 2013.
She is a lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on topics in the field of consular law and practice. Since 2019, she has been a member of the Asylum Commission.
She speaks English and German.
Mother of one child, daughter Katarina.
Acting Assistant Minister for Security Policy
Ambassador Dijana Ivančić
She was born in 1965 in Sarajevo. She graduated from the Eighth Belgrade High-School, and in the field of international relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade.
From 1989 to 2001, she served in the Presidency of the SFRY, the Federal Government of the FRY and the Office of the President of the FRY, and since 2001 she has been employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 2001 to 2005, she served at the FRY Embassy in Sofia, and from 2005 to 2007 she was Head of Section for France, Spain, Portugal and the Benelux countries in the Europe Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2007 to 2012, she was Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ljubljana. In the period from 2012 to 2016, she served as Head of the NATO and PfP Department, and from 2016 to 2020, she was the Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Paris.
By the decision of the Government, she was appointed as Acting Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs on 26 November 2020, since when she has been the Head of the Security Policy Sector.
She is a winner of the Charter and Plaque "Golden Age - Tsar Samuel" (2005), the highest award of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria for merit in the field of culture.
She speaks French, English and Bulgarian.
Mother of one child, Anja.
Acting Assistant Minister for Multilateral Cooperation
Ambassador Aleksandar Tasić
He was born in Conakry (Guinea). In 1985, he graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, majoring in international law.
In the period from 1988 to 1992, he was an intern, Attaché/Third Secretary in the Department for International Organizations of the Federal Secretariat for Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
In the 1992-1997 and 2000-2002 periods, he served in the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to the UN in New York, first as Third Secretary and then as Counsellor.
After performing the duties of the Head of the United Nations Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro, in 2006 he became a Minister Counsellor, and later on Charge d'Affaires a.i. in the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Brussels, the Kingdom of Belgium.
From 2010 to March 2015, he served in Tehran as Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Having spent four years as Head of the Section for Economic Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, he was appointed as Acting Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral Cooperation.
He is fluent in English.
He is married and has a son, Jovan.
Acting Assistant Minister for the European Union
Ambassador Nebojša Košutić
Born in 1972 in Belgrade. He attended the Eighth Belgrade High School, graduated in 1995, graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade and in 1999, defended his master's thesis entitled "Legal status of a European company".
He continued to develop in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Germany, where he attended the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bonn and Berlin.
He passed his bar examination in 2000. He was employed at the Commercial Court in Belgrade, the Institute of International Politics and Economy and the company Zepter International.
Since 2002, he has been employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he successfully attended and graduated from the Diplomatic Academy, then served as the third and second secretary at the International Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry.
Since 2003, he is the deputy head and acting head of the International Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry, with the title of first secretary, and in the period 2003-2004, he was a representative of Serbia and Montenegro in the Committee for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (CDDH).
In the period 2004-2006, he was the first secretary-consul at the Embassy of Serbia and Montenegro in Vienna, Austria. In the period 2006-2008, he was the counselor for political affairs at the Embassy of Serbia in The Hague, charge d'affaires.
From 2008 to 2009, he was the director of the EU Institutions Department (DIEU) of the Ministry, with the title of first advisor, and in the period 2009-2011, he was the director of the Europe Department (DEV) of the Ministry, with the title of minister-counsellor.
From 2011 to 2017, he was the consul general of the Republic of Serbia in Dusseldorf, FR Germany.
As an ambassador since 2018, he has been the coordinator in the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, and the coordinator in the Consular Affairs Sector of the Ministry.
Since 2021, he has been performing the function of Acting Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, as the Head of the EU Sector.
He speaks English and German.
He is married, a father of two daughters.
Acting Assistant Minister for Economic Diplomacy
He was born in Uzice. Graduated from the Catering and Tourism High School in Cajetina, as a student of the generation and the holder of Vuk Karadžić diploma.
During 2010, he participated in the formation of the Student Conference of Serbian Universities (SCSU) and was appointed a member of the presidential council. In the same year, he became a scholarship holder of the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
As the best student of the generation, with an average grade of 10, at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, in 2011, he acquired the title of graduate economist. He completed his Master studies in 2012 at Singidunum University.
During the academic 2011/2012, he worked as a teaching associate, and at the end of 2012 he was elected a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management. From 2013 to 2015, he worked as the president of the Assistants’ Club at Singidunum University.
He completed his doctoral studies in 2016 with the highest average grade, at the Singidunum University.
At the beginning of 2016, he was elected senior lecturer, teaching several subjects in undergraduate and postgraduate studies. At the end of 2019, he was elected associate professor. He was a participant of a large number of scientific, professional, international and domestic conferences.
Author and co-author of more than 40 scientific and professional papers published in domestic and foreign journals and conferences, as well as two textbooks. Moderator, keynote speaker and panelist at several professional and scientific conferences in the country and abroad.
From August 2017 to May 2021, he performed the function of the State Secretary for Tourism in the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications.
Father of one child, daughter Petra.