(ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, JUNE 22 - On the fringes of the Rio+20 summit, Serbia has organised a special meeting on the green economy and sustainable development in countries part of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (AII). The meeting was chaired by Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic, flanked by the Environment Ministers of Serbia and Slovenia, Oliver Dulic and Franc Bogovic. Serbia and the entire surrounding region, underscored Nikolic, are committed to contributing substantially to the entire agenda of sustainable development. ''We are strongly convinced that regional cooperation can make our voice heard more at the international level, and our actions more reliable and credible, for the benefit of all of our countries,'' said Nikolic. Minister Dulic presented a survey on the green economy and sustainable development, which calls for the creation in the sector of 50,000 new jobs over the coming years. The Rio de Janeiro regional meeting was held at the end of the Serbian presidency of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, which from July will be handed over to Slovenia. Also part of the regional organisation are Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania and Greece. (ANSAmed).