Monday, October 22, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 22,2007) – Relations between Bosnia and Japan are very good, however, there is great potential for intensifying cooperation in all areas and for exchanging visits at the senior level, the Bosnian Foreign Affairs Minister Sven Alkalaj and the Japanese Ambassador to Bosnia Itaru Umezu agreed during a meeting in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.

Alkalaj received the outgoing Japanese Ambassador in an farewell visit.He thanked the Japanese Government for the assistance it has provided to Bosnia so far and expressed satisfaction with the decision of Japan to raise representation in Bosnia to the level of an ambassador.

The two officials gave a positive assessment of cooperation between the two countries in international organisations.

They also discussed the need for signing bilateral agreements concerning economic cooperation.

The Japanese Ambassador to Bosnia Itaru Umezu praised efforts of Bosnia aimed at moving closer to Euro-Atlantic structures.

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