Wednesday, September 19, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 19,2007) - The Bosnian Presidency Chairman Željko Komšić received credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Bosnia, with the headquarters in Rome, H.R.H. Princess Wijdan Fawaz Al Hashimi

They talked about enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the field of culture and tourism.

On that occasion,the Ambassador of Jordan to Bosnia expressed belief that her mission in Bosnia would contribute to having a stronger bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

President Komšić asked the Ambassador to forward greetings and expressions of gratitude to His Royal Majesty King Abdullah II for the hospitality shown during the visit of the Bosnian Presidency Members to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

He also reiterated an invitation to His Royal Majesty King Abdullah II to visit Bosnia.

The Bosnian President Željko Komšić has also received in Sarajevo the credentials of the newly appointed non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to Bosnia, Carmen Hertz Cadiz.

Welcoming and wishing a successful mission in Bosnia to the newly appointed Chilean Ambassador, President Komšić expressed belief that bilateral relations between the two countries would become even better, ampler, and successfully developed in economic field, tourism, culture and primarily the field of multilateral activities. A special gratitude was shown for the participation of Chilean troops in the peace mission in Bosnia.

During conversation, they emphasized their expectations that an impending meeting between the Presidents of Chile and Bosnia, on occasion of the UN General Assembly session in New York, would create foundations and conditions for a quicker development of bilateral relations in all fields.

“Your efforts to build modern, democratic and self-sustainable country are praiseworthy”, Komšić stressed out, adding that for Bosnia, the membership in the European Union, together with meeting all necessary requirements, was a strategic issue, because Bosnia is multinational, multicultural and multireligious country and, as such, completely similar to the European Union.

“I am convinced that Bosnia, as well as other regional countries, will become a member of the European Union, thus putting an end to the times of conflict and misunderstanding in these area. Bosnia and Cyprus have similar pasts, but a joint European project as well”, said the Bosnian President Željko Komšić while receiving the credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Bosnia, Frances Galatia Lanitou Williams.

The Ambassador of Cyprus to Bosnia forwarded greetings of the people and the government of his country, as well as an invitation of the President of Cyprus to President Komšić to visit that friendly country soon.

Komšić welcomed Ambassador Williams to Bosnia and informed her about reform processes in Bosnia – as a key condition to initial the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between Bosnia and the EU.

They also talked about the cooperation with The Hague Tribunal, i.e. the necessity to bring war criminals to justice.

During their meeting in the Bosnian Presidency, they both expressed belief that bilateral relations between Bosnia and Cyprus would develop on the principles of mutual respect and understanding.

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