Miodrag Vlahović (foreign minister)
Miodrag Vlahović (Миодраг Влаховић) was the Montenegrin Ambassador to the United States.
Education and background
He was born in Đakovica, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia in 1961, and graduated from Veljko Vlahović University's Faculty of Law in Titograd in 1981. He completed his LLM at the University of Belgrade's Law School, specializing in international trade contracts. He furthered his law studies in Paris, Luxembourg, and Leiden, Netherlands.
Since 1990, he has been the owner of MConsult ltd, one of the first private consulting firms in Montenegro.
He was the founder of Citizens Committee for Peace, a Montenegrin peace movement in 1991. He organized of the first peace rally in Montenegro, on July 17, 1991, where he delivered the speech "Heroism Today is Not To Go to War".
He was a Member of Parliament in the Parliament of the Republic of Montenegro from 1992 to 1994, and the Liberal Party of Montenegro international secretary from 1992 to 1993. He resigned from Parliament in 1994, in protest over unconstitutional changes to the Law of Elections.
He was the first Minister of Foreign Affairs upon Montenegro's independence in June 2006. On December 6, Vlahović became Montenegro's Ambassador to the US; that day, he presented his credentials to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. From October 30, 2007, Ambassador Vlahović was also accredited to Canada. In 2010, he was replaced as the Montenegrin Ambassador to the United States by Srđan Darmanović.
He speaks English and Italian, and is married with three daughters.
- Office of the Spokesman (2006-12-06). "Daily Appointments Schedule for December 6". US Department of State. Archived from the original on 2006-12-13. Retrieved 2006-12-12.
- The Njegoskij Fund Network: "H.E. Mr. Miodrag Vlahovic presents his letters of credence to the Governor of Canada"
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