Tuesday, October 16, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 16,2007) - Bosnia and Hungary should further boost cooperation, Bosnian and Hungarian presidents Zeljko Komsic and Laszlo Solyom said yesterday in Sarajevo.

The Hungarian president Laszlo Solyom, who arrived on a two-day official visit to Bosnia, met in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo with members of the Bosnian Presidency, chaired by Komsic.

Bosnian and Hungarian officials agreed that both countries are interested in construction of the C5 corridor, a highway that should be the shortest connection between central Europe and the Adriatic coast.

The highway, seen as key to the future development of the European road network, should link Hungary with the Croatian coast, entering Croatia's east from Hungary, then passing more than 300 kilometres through Bosnia before ending in the southern Croatian port of Ploce.

The visit is an opportunity to sign the agreements that have been agreed upon between Bosnia and Hungary – the intergovernmental commission for cooperation between the two countries and the Momorandum of Understanding on participation of Bosnia in the project entitled “Pecuh – the Captial of Europe in 2010”.

Solyom is also to visit Hungarian troops serving with the European Union Force (EUFOR) in Bosnia today, and then travel to the southern Bosnian city of Mostar.

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