On 28 March 2023, the Executive Director of the International Olive Council (IOC) welcomed H.E. Danka Savic, the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Spain, who came to officially deliver the country’s application to join the IOC.
The ED congratulated his guest for the initiative taken by his government and assured him of the full support of the Executive Secretariat in his administrative efforts to finalise the country’s membership.
The Ambassador said she was proud to see her country join the IOC family, especially as the olive tree has a privileged place in the region. She then asked about the next steps as her government would like to become a member before the June 2023 session.
The ED, the Deputy Executive Director Mr. Jaime Lillo, and the Head of External Relations Department explained certain technical details and the steps to be taken and undertook to assist the country’s side if necessary.
At the end of the meeting, the ED gave a tour of the headquarters and souvenir photos were taken to commemorate the event.