Amb. Pigliapoco participated to the INCE Summit in Belgrade, dedicated to the Global Economic Crisis. In his speech he underlined especially the role of the AII in strengthening regional cooperation in order to promote the process for the approval of the European Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Macro-Region. In the same occasion, Amb. Pigliapoco met Amb. Dusko Lopandic, new Serbian Senior Official, in order to debate about the activities to carry on during AII Serbian Chairmanship.

Amb. Pigliapoco met Admiral Giovanni Pettorino and visited the Ancona Coast Guard headquarters. In the occasion, the activities and functions of the Coast Guard have been illustrated as well as the modern instruments of the Operation Centre. Eventually, Admiral Pettorino offered his hospitality for the AII Round Table on Maritime Cooperation under Serbian chairmanship on December 2011.

Serbian Ambassador in Italy Ana Hrustanovic, chairman of the AII, visited the Permanent Secretariat in Ancona. The meeting was focused on the role of Serbia in the AII and the future of the Adriatic Ionian Macro-Region.

The AII Small and Medium Size Enterprises Round Table took place at the Palace of Serbia with the participation of the representatives of the Ministries of Economy, a representative of AII PS and a representative of the Forum of Chambers of Commerce. The topic of the meeting was about measures of financial support to SME.

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Secretary General Amb. Pigliapoco participated to the event organized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic in the occasion of the 66th session of General Assembly of UN, with the participation of all Ministers of Foreign Affairs representing the member States of AII, CEI and RCC.