Thursday, October 11, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 11,2007) – The Bosnian Presidency members Haris silajdzic,Zeljko Komsic and Nebojsa Radmanovic had a meeting in Sarajevo yesterday with the Southeastern European Co-operation Process (SEECP) delegation.

The delegation was made up of Southeastern European coordinator Erhard Busek, RCC Secretary general Hido Biscevic, Croatian Foreign Affairs Minister Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ljubomir Kjucukov and foreign affairs ministries’ officials from Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova and BiH Foreign Affairs Minister Sven Alkalaj.

The Bosnian Presidency Chairman Zeljko Komsic expressed hope and a wish that the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) will serve as a sign that the countries of the region can cooperate and that they will develop good relations.

Bosnian Presidency member Haris Silajdzic expressed pleasure that the countries of the region meet and Bosnian Presidency member Nebojsa Radmanovic stated that regional cooperation and bilateral contacts are of an outstanding significance. He emphasized that the Bosnian Presidency will contribute all the activities.

Stability Pact Special Coordinator Erhard Busek stated that opening of the RCC headquarters is an achievement and the expressed pleasure over the fact that the headquarters are situated in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.

”Countries of the region are now taking over responsibility of passing their own decisions. It is important to keep the regional cooperation alive in order to come closer to the EU and NATO”, Busek said.

RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic stated that the fact Sarajevo was made RCC headquarters is a positive signal for the entire region.

”Countries of the Southeastern Europe are facing a serious stage and we are now facing enormous challenges. Political elite of all the countries is responsible of creating all the conditions for moving ahead. Goals are identical – entering the EU”, Biscevic said.

Croatian Minister of Foreign Affairs Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic emphasized that Croatia contributed Sarajevo to be made the city headquarters of the RCC.

She added that the SEECP and the RCC are the instruments for all the countries aiming to become the EU and NATO members to develop cooperation and friendship.

Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ljubomir Kjucukov stated that Bulgaria has been supporting the regional cooperation initiative. He added that the Euro – Atlantic integrations mean stability, safety, investments and that only through joint efforts those countries can become members of the “great European family”.

The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic once again emphasized support of the Bosnian Presidency to the Regional Cooperation Council.

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