Friday, September 21, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (September 21,2007) - Progress towards the European Union remains one of the main goals for Bosnia and Croatia, Bosnian and Croatian presidents said yesterdey evening in Sarajevo.

The Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, who arrived in Bosnian capital city Sarajevo to receive the Humanist of 20th Century Award from the International League of Humanists (ILH), met with the Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic and with other members of the Bosnian Presidency - Haris Silajdzic and Nebojsa Radmanovic, as well as with the International Community's High Representative in Bosnia, Slovak Diplomat Miroslav Lajcak.

During the meeting with members of the Bosnian Presidency, Mesic said Croatia is willing to share its experiences about progress towards the EU with Bosnia.

EU membership, Bosnian and Croatian officials agreed, was for the entire region the most important task, for which there is no alternative.

The Bosnian Presidency statement also said that the meeting saw the agreement by Bosnian and Croatian officials on a resumption in the near future of talks on a number of open issues between the two countries.

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