Welcome to our Club Meeting - Rotary today; Wednesday, August 28 at 6:15pm in Room 123.
All interested and potential members are invited. Also in attendance will be other Rotarians from the area.
Speaker : His Excellency Joško Paro, Ambassador of Croatia to the United States.
Joško Paro, the Ambassador in Washington DC comes from the position of the President's foreign policy advisor, where he has served since February 2010. He joined the Croatian Foreign Service in January 1992 where he worked on bilateral relations with Western European countries. From 1993 to 1996 he served as deputy chief of mission at the Croatian Embassy in Madrid. In 1996 he was head of the Political Analysis Department and the foreign minister’s speech writer. From 1997 to 2002, as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, he was responsible for relations with neighboring and European countries, the USA, Russia, Canada and Israel. An experienced negotiator, he played a prominent role in post-conflict normalization of relations with neighboring countries.
In 2003 he was appointed Ambassador to the United Kingdom, a position which he held until 2009 when he was transferred to The Hague where he served as Croatian Ambassador in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Croatian permanent representative at OPCW.
He is married to Jasna Paro, a journalist for HTV and is a father of two children.
Attire : Business or casual attire is fine
Special Instructions: [Please bring a form of I.D when entering the building as Wilson Building is a government building. Picture I.D can be your driver's license or US or foreign passport].
We will meet at the Wilson Building (Offices of the DC Mayor & DC City Council) in Room 123, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. We are about 2 blocks from the White House. Please use D Street, NW entrance which is around the building.
Wilson Building is accessible via metrorail which is the Federal Triangle Station (Orange Line) or Metro Center Station (Red, Orange and/or Blue Lines).
For further information, please contact Navin at [masked]