(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Montenegro to the United Nations, Željko Perović, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Perović served as his country’s Ambassador to Portugal since 2014, to Spain in 2013 and, from 2008 to 2012, to Albania. In 2012, he became General Director for Bilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. From 2003 to 2006, he was Deputy Minister in the Ministry’s Department of Multilateral Affairs.
From 2000 to 2003, he was Head of the Montenegrin Mission for Cooperation with the United Nations in New York. A career diplomat, Mr. Perović has held various adviser posts in the Foreign Ministry since joining it in 1981, including as Special Adviser from 1999 to 2000.
Mr. Perović holds a law degree from the University of Belgrade. Born in 1954 in Kotor, he is married and has two children.