H.E. Hidajet Biščević was born in 1951 in Sarajevo, BiH. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. Until recently, he worked as the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Tajikistan
In 2014, Ambassador Biščević worked for the OSCE. From 2007 to 2012, he served as Secretary-General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).
During his rich diplomatic career, Ambassador Biščević also worked as State Secretary for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (2003-2007), as Croatian Ambassador to the Russian Federation (1997-2002), as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs (1995-1997), as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey (1993-1995), accredited in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and previously as Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992) and Head of the Department for Asian and Arab Countries (1992).
He worked as the editor-in-chief of the political daily “Vjesnik” (1990-1992) and, earlier, as the editor of the foreign policy column (1985-1989) of the same paper. He is the author of numerous books, including “EU for You”, “Strategy of Chaos”, “In the Name of Allah”, “Blood on Water”, and “Time of Decision” (co-author).
He is also the author of the book “Postcards from Anxiety” and “Diplomacy at the Table”. He is also the holder of high state decorations of Croatia, Austria and Bulgaria. He speaks English and Russian.
Married, father of two daughters.