Thursday, October 11, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 11,2007) – The Bosnian Defense Minister Selmo Cikotic met in Sarajevo with members of Lithuanian Parliament’s National Safety and Defense Commission. Delegation is lead by Algimantas Matulevicius, President of the Commission.

Cikotic introduced the guests with the status and achievements of Bosnian defense reforms, completion of employment process at the Bosnian Defense Ministry and the Bosnian Army.

He thanked the officials for help Lithuania has provided for the Bosnian Armed Forces and for participation of Lithuanian troops in mission to Bosnia as a part of the Baltic battalion.

Officials also talked about the Bosnia’s participation at the NATO Partnership For Peace Programme (PFP).

Matulevicius emphasized that Bosnia has achieved progress and that Lithuanian side is ready to help Bosnia realize its goals.

He offered expert assistance in all the sectors which are key for association of Bosnia into the EU and NATO. He emphasized that Bosnia’s membership in PFP is a sign that “Bosnia has become an important factor in the Southeastern Europe stability processes”.

Delegation of Lithuanian Government also met with Slavko Pujic, the Bosnian Armed Forces’ Deputy Commander.

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