Bisera Turković

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. Bisera Turković is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Vice-Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has served as an Ambassador to the United States, its Permanent Observer to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Mexico and Brazil. From 1993 to 1994, she served as the first Bosnian-Herzegovinian Ambassador to Croatia, followed by ambassadorial appointments to Hungary (1994-1996) and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (1996-2000). From 2000 to 2001, Turković was appointed as Bosnia’s Minister for European Integrations. Between 2001 and 2004, she served as the Executive Director of the Centre for Security Studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as a lecturer at the Faculty of Criminal Justice at the University of Sarajevo. Prior to her appointment as a university professor, Dr. Turković served as the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations Office in Vienna, and as Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.