Monday, November 26, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (November 26,2007) – The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic met in Dubrovnik,Croatia,with the Presidents of Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic and the Croatian President Stjepan Mesic think that the time has come when the new Governments in Croatia and Bosnia need to approach the resolution of outstanding issues that burden relations between the two countries, including ending the work on defining the border, reaching and agreement of property-legal relations, Port Ploce, common traffic infrastructure and other issues.

Mesic reiterated the determination of Croatia as a guarantor of the Dayton Agreement to fight for the territorial integrity and independence of Bosnia.He criticised attempts at destabilising the situation in Bosnia and expressed confidence that the current political crisis will soon be ended.

The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic expressed satisfaction with the high level of relations between Bosnia and Montenegro.He said that there is full agreement between the two countries at the political levels and that there are no outstanding issues.

Vujanovic repeated that the connection between Montenegro and Bosnia by road infrastructures and the use of Port Bar by Bosnia are becoming one of the priorities of his country.

The Montenegrin President informed the Bosnian President about how he sees the development of his country in the upcoming period and on the road to Europe.

President Komsic stressed the interest of Bosnia in strengthening overall relations with Montenegro.He underlined the interest of Bosnia's railways in building a railway from Capljina to Niksic, which would accelerate the flow of goods to Port Bar.

The Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski said during talks with the Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic that bilateral agreements that are already in procedure need to be accelerated.

He said that there are still no real steps towards expanding economic cooperation and that the two friendly countries have no outstanding issues in their relations.

He underlined the need for intensive dialogue with Bosnia and countries and the region and invited President Komsic to visit Macedonia.

The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic, together with the Presidents of Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia, took part in the Southeastern European Economic Forum in Dubrovnik,Croatia.

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