After the establishment of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1945, he took over numerous offices within the Communist Party and the government of Yugoslavia. First he was organizational secretary of the Communist Party in Belgrade in 1945 and then vice-president of the Executive Committee of the City of Belgrade in 1950, before he became secretary of the BdKJ of Belgrade in 1951.
In 1952 he entered the diplomatic service and was ambassador to Egypt , Ethiopia and Libya from 1953 to 1956 and then to Czechoslovakia before he was ambassador to the United States between October 1958 and November 1962 . At the same time he was elected member of the Central Committee (ZK) at the 7th party congress of the BdKJ in 1958 .
In 1962 he was first Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs before he succeeded Koča Popović as Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia on April 23, 1965 and held this office until his replacement by Mišo Pavićević on December 25, 1968. Shortly after the beginning of the Prague Spring , he paid a visit to Czechoslovakia in May 1968 and shortly thereafter at the end of July 1968 criticized the pressure of the other powers of the Warsaw Pact on the Czechoslovakia and compared this with the pressure on Yugoslavia in 1948.
Shortly before, in November 1968, he succeeded Petar Stambolić as chairman of the Central Committee of the Union of Communists in the Socialist Republic of Serbia . He held the office of party leader in Serbia until he was replaced by Tihomir Vlaškalić on October 26, 1972.
- Meyers Großes Personenlexikon , Mannheim 1968, p. 950.
- Biography on the homepage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Marko Nikezić in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely available)
- Marko Nikezic, Yugoslav Liberal Forced to Quit by Tito, Dies at 69 . New York Times January 9, 1991.
- MARKO NIKEZIC - NEW YUGOSLAV POREIGN MINISTER ( Memento of the original from July 28, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (April 23, 1965)
- Stefan Karner: Prague Spring: Contributions , p. 573
- Stefan Karner, Prager Frühling: Contributions , p. 575 f.
- Top Serbian Leadership Reshuffled ( Memento of the original from July 28, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (October 31, 1972)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Марко Никезић|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Yugoslav politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 13, 1921|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Belgrade|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 6, 1991|
|Place of death||Belgrade|