THE CHANCELLERY OF
H.R.H. CROWN PRINCE Alexander II
RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE “LE CERCLE” CONFERENCE
Belgrade, 18 June 2004 – HRH Crown Prince
Alexander II hosted formal reception at The Royal Palace and dinner
at The White Palace in honor of the “Le Cercle” conference taking
place in Belgrade from 17th to 19th June.
Le Cercle is a foreign affairs group of which
Lord Lamont, former Finance Minister of the UK is chairman. Le
Cercle was founded in the l950’s by the former French Prime Minister
Antoine Pinay, and Konrad Adenauer the former German Chancellor. The
group is largely European and American –Members of Parliament,
diplomats, members of the intelligence community, commentators,
lawyers and businessmen from over twenty-five countries. It meets
twice a year, once in Washington DC, and once at an overseas
location to review topics of interest, mostly foreign policy. The
meetings of Le Cercle are never publicised and everything that is
said is off the record. The group is a serious minded one that seeks
in depth analysis and discussion.
The reception was attended by the representatives
of the diplomatic corps and the members of the advisory bodies of
Welcoming the distinguished guests, the Crown
Prince thanked them for coming to Serbia and introduced them to the
historical and cultural importance of The Royal Compound in Dedinje.
Lord Lamont, chairman of Le Cercle, thanked The
Crown Prince on behalf of the guests for his hospitality and warm
welcome, and then introduced Lord Howell who delivered short speech.
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