Tuesday, October 30, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 30,2007) – The Bosnian Presidency members Zeljko Komsic,Haris Silajdzic and Nebojsa Radmanovic’s Head of Cabinet Miroslav Vujicic met yesterday in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo with the Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis.

The Bosnian Presidency members emphasized the importance of the Council of Europe and stated that they are highly appreciative of the role of the Council of Europe Secretary General. They added that Bosnia has certain obligations to fulfill as a Council of Europe member country.

In that sense, the officials talked about the obligations that arise form the Frame Convention on Protection of National Minorities, ratification of the European Frame Convention on the Cross-Border Cooperation and the European Convention on Regional and Languages of Minorities.

They also talked about the ratification of the European Social Decree and adoption of the Higher Education Law. They also talked about several other obligations of Bosnia, the Bosnian Presidency announced.

The Bosnian Presidency members said that Bosnia holds high at the priority list all the Council of Europe’s values, as well as promotion of democratic standards, human rights and the rule of law. They also expressed gratitude for the Council of Europe’s contribution in the process of building a stabile and democratic legal frame in Europe, which was greatly contributed by the Venetian Commission.

They especially thanked the Council of Europe's Secretary General for support to the process of gaining loans at the Council of Europe’s Development Bank, as well as for the help in the process of providing for the Bosnia’s decertified police officers.

The Council of Europe Secretary General stated that all the problems Bosnia has need to be solved through joint efforts and that Bosnia should be fully dedicated to strengthening of its role at the Council of Europe.

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