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Budimir Loncar

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of former Yugoslavia

Ambassador Budimir Lončar currently holds the position of President of the Foreign Affairs and International Relations Advisory Committee to the President of the Republic of Croatia. Previously, he served as Ambassador of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to Indonesia, Germany and the US. In 1984 he returned to Yugoslavia, where he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Three years later he became Minister of Foreign Affairs and had held this post until the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia in 1991. In 1993 Mr. Lončar was appointed the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Non-Aligned Movement, a post he held until 1995. After leaving the UN, he performed advisory and consulting duties in various non-governmental organisations: Appeal of Conscience Foundation, the World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders in New York, and the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva.