Friday, October 12, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 12, 2007) – The Bosnian Foreign Affairs Minister Sven Alkalaj had a meeting in Sarajevo with the Croatian Foreign Affairs Minister Kolinda Grabar – Kitarovic. The two ministers expressed interest in intensification of cooperation between the two countries in the spirit of friendship and joint European future, placing a special emphasis on the European and economic issues.

The two officials agreed that the two countries should closely cooperate in the sector of Euro-Atlantic associations.

Grabar-Kitarovic expressed readiness of Croatia to continue supporting Bosnia in the EU association processes.

In that context, they talked about the singing of memorandum of understanding between the Bosnian and Croatian ministries. They expressed pleasure over the fact that the two ministries cooperate in the sector of defense reforms for the purpose of entering NATO.

Croatian minister greeted the election of Sarajevo for the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) headquarters.

The ministers expressed conviction that the RCC will contribute the promotion of relationships between the countries of the region.

It has been stated that there is enough of space of the intensification of bilateral trade cooperation.

The ministers also expressed interest in joint approach to the third countries’ markets.

The ministers also talked about the open issues between the two countries.

They concluded that dialogue needs to continue for the purpose of developing friendly relations between the two countries.

No comments: