Sunday, November 11, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (November 11,2007) – The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic had a meeting in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo with the Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Karel Schwarzenberg. They talked about improvement of relations between Bosnia and the Chzech Republic.

The officials stated that the relationship between the two countries is good and that the people and Government of the Czech Republic have supported the people of Bosnia both during the 1992-1995 Serbian,Montenegrin and Croatian aggression and in the post-war period.

The Bosnian Pesident Zeljko Komsic emphasized that Bosnia is facing serious halts in progress and that the country’s way to the EU and NATO is the only safe way for the country to achieve progress.

He added that the upcoming period will be extremely difficult for Bosnia and added that he fully supports the International Community High Representative in Bosnia Miroslav Lajcak’s recent measures aimed at strenghtening the Bosnian state.

The Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Karel Schwarzenberg stated he understood how difficult the EU road must be for Bosnia, but that it is necessary in order to achieve stability and progress.

He expressed full support to the attempts of Bosnia to enter the Euro-Atlantic integrations and added that cooperation is necessary between all politicians in Bosnia in order to achieve progress.

Schwarzenberg added that the Czech Republic is still ready to share its experience with Bosnia for the purpose of achieving all conditions necessary for the EU association.

The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic and the Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Karel Schwarzenberg emphasized that the relations between the two countries will still be developed economically and in the sector of culture. Signing of eight international agreements is to follow soon.

They also talked about the current situation in the region, especially about the Kosovo issue.

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