UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Former Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic on Tuesday formally assumed his position as president of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.
The 67th session of the UN General Assembly began Tuesday afternoon. At the opening ceremony, Jeremic said he has chosen " bringing about adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means" as the overarching theme for the Assembly's work over the next twelve months.
On June 8, the 66th session of the UN General Assembly held a plenary meeting and elected Jeremic as president of the 67th session of the General Assembly.
Jeremic started his governmental career as adviser to the Minister of Telecommunications of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the wake of the October 2000 democratic changes.
In June 2003, he was appointed advisor for foreign affairs to the Minister of Defense of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. From July 2004 to May 2007, he served as senior foreign policy adviser to Boris Tadic, former president of the Republic of Serbia. Jeremic has held the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia since May 15th, 2007.
In February 2004, Jeremic was appointed chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Democratic Party. Prior to his political engagement, Jeremic had worked for a number of financial institutions in the City of London, including Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, and then for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
He is currently president of the Serbian Tennis Federation.